Nightstalker wants to ride with YOU!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, May 12, 2007.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Water crossing #4 seemed to give people the most difficulty. While doing this one last week with my buddy Kenny, I had the opportunity today to get a good look at the hole that almost swallowed me up.

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    Always ready to lend a hand...

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    When Witt Road returned us back out to route 68, the MZ and I split from the group and headed for home, Knoxville for him and Townsend for me. He took me on some more great forest service roads on the way, thanks buddypal!! That was awesome!

    On the way back, on route 129 near Tallassee, I came up on a sport bike crash. The bike was in a ditch on the left side of the road and the rider was laying in a ditch on the right side of the road. I stopped to see if they needed any assistance and was informed that someone already called for emergency services and that the rider was talking. Best wishes to the mystery rider and his family for a speedy recovery.

    The KLR rally has a whole bunch of guided rides set up for Saturday. I was looking forward to another day of riding with the KLR boys, but the water pump in my RV decided to take a vacation, so, looks like I'll be running around looking for a replacement. BUMMER DUDE!!
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  3. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    Nice report Nightstalker, loads of great pics for the day, specially the water crossings. Was interesting riding with all the "dirt bikes" for sure while on a 'tard.

    Chuck took group pics with all our cameras. When he got mine I said "everybody give the ADV salute" Nightstalker on the far right got it. I'm two guys to the left and threw in the shocker to boot (in honor of Kaneman..). Check out the guy between us trying to figure it out. :rofl

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  4. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    BTW, who was NOT impressed with the new KLR? what an improvement. This guy had 280 miles on his when I looked at it during a water crossing. That's the way to break that baby in..:clap
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  5. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Great looking pics!! thanks for sharing.. Wow what a meaty looking tire on the front of the green KLR. I'll be over bright and early Sunday morning to get in on the Holigan Ride.
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  6. techieguy

    techieguy Lost in the woods

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    Terry, you suck. OK, I'm just jealous. We missed ya at the Smoking Hole ride this past weekend.

    Have a good time!

    Techieguy
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  7. moto mike

    moto mike who needs a front wheel ?

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    Buddypal,

    looks great, Sure wish i was blasting through those water hole next to you:D
    Smoken hole was classic. More bikes then last year, no rain, and chilly nights. The dirt ride was great but you were missed and talked about along the way. I got so drunk i even got up and played drums with the band. I'll regret that i'm sure. Anyway have a great trip, stay in touch, and ride hard.

    P.S. slab spent sat. night driving the porcelain bus:lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  8. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    Someone please post the gps track log of this ride..
    Looks like a great area to go for an Adv.
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  9. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    Which one? the Tellico ride he just posted pics of, or the Smokin Hole ride mentioned above? I can supply Tellico stuff..
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  10. msmetz

    msmetz Been here awhile

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    Hey BUDDYPAL!! sorry we missed you in Tenn. We really missed you at smokin hole. You are not allowed to miss anymore!!!!

    BRAAAAAAAAAAAAPPP
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  11. zrod

    zrod Been here awhile

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    Sure was a pleasure havin you show up at the Tour de Tellico KLR Rally Nightstalker!

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    Not just because you got such great photos of my wife and I crossin that stream either, because it was like havin a factory KTM demo rider present to show what the big 950 can really do!
    Never seen nothin like it, and I've roosted with a few!
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    Flyin around all those KLRs, spinnin around in the dirt road to come back through the stream again and again was truely impressive!
    I don't think I ever saw you put a foot down!:eek1
    We'd see a cloud of dust go by and poof, there you were takin our photos!:rofl
    I remember commenting, Dude!, you can ride the 950!
    You said, Ahh, it's just an easy bike to ride. ,,,,,Yea Right!!!!:lol3 :clap :bow
    See Ya out there somewhere,
    Rod
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  12. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    If I were any more envious I wouldn't even be able to type.
    Looks like you're having a great time. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. kennyh

    kennyh Been here awhile

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    Looks like a good time Terry, wish I could have joined in. The trials event was big fun too though, and there were some really talented riders competing. Wish we could have squeezed in another day.
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  14. MojaveGS

    MojaveGS Loving it!

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    You need to bring that Comonwealth plated rig of dreams out to So Cal. I can show you some fun in the sun.

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    Is that Nightstalkers, as in "Night Stalkers Don't Quit"?
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  15. dgrs2

    dgrs2 Where'd I leave my knee??

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    TZ!!!!!:clap :clap Yo Buddypal. Hope you and the wife are having a great time. You better contact us when you are back in the area. Miss riding with you. Wish you were here for the Rally. It was awsome! Tried calling your cell and guess what???? It's disconnected............got a new number. If you do please pm me. Later.
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  16. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    Nightstalker,

    Give me a holler when you'll be in Iowa. I'm in Cedar Rapids, but I'd most likely be up for a ride anywhere in Eastern Iowa.

    --JOsh
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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hey everyone!! I'm in St. Louis right now. Leaving tomorrow for Davenport, IA, only for 2 nights though.

    I've been internet disabled since leaving Smoky Mt's. But I did sneak some photo's up to my smugmug while sitting outside the public library.

    I won't be any one place for long until I hit Grand Marais, MN next Wednesday. If we get some rain, I'll have some indoor time to update the thread.

    Let me just add this about Land Between the Lakes...WOW! Awesome riding! Although, I thought I broke my foot about 1 hour into my 8 hour ride for the day.

    tz
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  18. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    On the way into Kentucky, I stopped at the visitors center and picked up some info on the area we were going to be staying in. Much to my suprise, I found that the Land Between the Lakes, has an off road park in it, http://www.lbl.org/LBLTurkeyBayOHV04.pdf !! Looking further through the travel information I found that the Army Corps of Engineers has an OHV park in Linton, KY. My head was spinning. I never imagined that I'd have any choices for off road riding.

    I had a little time on my hands, so I hopped on the bike and headed over to LBL to check out some dirt roads branching off the main road. WOW! I hit the jackpot! I found miles of great backroads to explore.

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    Unfortunately, most of these roads deadended at the lakeshore.

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    The major, graded roads were on my Topo loaded GPS.

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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    There were "roads" not on my GPS too.

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    This road dumped me out on this powerline.

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    Looking back.

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    I went back and followed a different split.

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    And just ended up on the same powerline again.

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    I was running out of time, so I headed back to camp to come up with a strategy for a full day ride.
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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Let me just start by saying if I ever get back to the LBL area, I'm going to have to schedule in a full week of riding. LBL is a National Recreation Area, which is WAY more liberal with its land use policies than say a National Park is. Anyway... My plan was to head South to Linton, KY and check out a OHV area, and then to go into LBL from the TN end and check out some cemeteries. Cemeteries? Yes, there seems to be an abundance of small cemeteries everywhere in LBL, and many have roads not all too traveled.

    I found this cemetery on the way to Linton, might as well start here with my count for the day.

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    I found the ACoE boat ramp at Linton, and was suprised to find a sign that said NO ATV's. I was confused. What about the OHV area?? Well, I'll just continue south and see what pops up. I didn't have to go far to see the dirt road along the lake paralleling the main road, and boom, I was on it!

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    This turned into some great ATV trails. I must of found IT.

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    And, some not so great ATV trails. You have to take the bad with the good.

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    I screwed around for a while, but it was tight,and flat, and muddy, and hot, and I needed to get some air moving through my gear, so I worked my way back to the road using my GPS and found the official entrance.

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