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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-08-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,621
Posted By CatBus
Here are two more videos: This is the second...

Here are two more videos:

This is the second single-lane road we hit. There was one slippery spot, as you may see when I almost crash around the 1:25 mark. Karl was behind me, and I think he got...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,621
Posted By CatBus
Hah! I just beat you to posting by a few...

Hah! I just beat you to posting by a few minutes! :)

Awesome pictures, as always!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,621
Posted By CatBus
Thanks for organizing everything, Mark! I had a...

Thanks for organizing everything, Mark! I had a great day, and it was good to see some new and familiar faces! I really wanted to make it back for the food, but by the time we crossed the KY river,...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-04-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,621
Posted By CatBus
I have penciled in the ride, and I think Karl is...

I have penciled in the ride, and I think Karl is coming down from Louisville. I am hoping to catch DDACT in Lex tomorrow morning.

I have met some great people riding motorcycles. It's hard to...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-21-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,621
Posted By CatBus
Carver's Ferry Rd has been gated since about...

Carver's Ferry Rd has been gated since about 2007. For a while it was gated at both ends, but only the Whitlock end has been gated since about 2009. A local kid told me it was a bad idea to be in...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-20-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,621
Posted By CatBus
I recognize quite a bit of that. It looks like...

I recognize quite a bit of that. It looks like it should be a good ride. Hopefully I will be able to make it out.

I spent quite a bit of time in 2004 mapping out everything in the greater...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
Sorry for the delay in responding, but the answer...

Sorry for the delay in responding, but the answer is "yes.". We actually went up the cliff at that crossing. There are three OK crossing points of Silver Creek, and that is one. I wouldn't do the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-23-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
Awesome! Thanks very much for taking so many...

Awesome! Thanks very much for taking so many pictures! Between that and the video, who would know how miserable we were all day!? ;)

You are an asset to the team, and I'm glad we had you along!...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-20-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
Haha, it was my pleasure ;) I think it would...

Haha, it was my pleasure ;) I think it would have been unreasonably hard to do the route in reverse, at least in three or four spots. There are a few spots that would have been easier, but the bad...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-16-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
Barry, Awesome videos, thanks! The ones...

Barry,

Awesome videos, thanks! The ones after the ferry are especially great. The whole ride dropping down into the streambed with the overhanging rocks is great. Sadly, you can't see how...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-16-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
Awesome pictures, as always, Steve! Thanks so...

Awesome pictures, as always, Steve! Thanks so much!

I caught a few names, so I will use your bike list:


Suzuki DRZ400E - Steve
Kawasaki KLX400 (green DRZ) - Jeremy
Suzuki DRZ400S - Mike...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
Today's conditions could best be described as...

Today's conditions could best be described as "slippery."

If you didn't make it out, you missed out. Our six hour trip dragged into eight hours due to various mechanical issues, but everyone made...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
The pre-ride could have gone worse. My chain...

The pre-ride could have gone worse.

My chain broke at mile 30. That was a 90min fiasco.

I crashed going about 45mph around mile 80, and got very lucky that only the hand guard, front fender,...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
Everything is looking OK for tomorrow. I...

Everything is looking OK for tomorrow. I pre-rode today, and had some fiascos. There were only three water crossings where there is the potential to be an issue, but they should be ok. I have to...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
We had a decent rain shower last night around...

We had a decent rain shower last night around 6pm, and intermittent rain since then. The good news is, the USGS site seems to indicate low water levels. The KY river is still about 3' lower than it...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
That sounds good! I look forward to seeing some...

That sounds good! I look forward to seeing some new and old faces :)
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
There was no rain in the forecast when I posted,...

There was no rain in the forecast when I posted, and now it shows possible rain every day. The good news is that water levels still look very reasonable (compared to when Karl and I pre-rode in...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
The weather is looking cooperative, if slightly...

The weather is looking cooperative, if slightly hot, for next Sunday. I probably won't have time to pre-ride it again, but we should be fine.

Leroy, you are right about slick spots. When the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
I will probably try to run the route again before...

I will probably try to run the route again before the ride to get a gps track. I can't fathom what happened to the one I made with Karl. There are a few major changes to the route shown on the map...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
I don't have a gps track. I thought I saved one...

I don't have a gps track. I thought I saved one when I pre-rode with Karl, but somehow it isn't on my GPS.

You're not *required* to do anything. The map is posted.

*This is very bizarre,...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,470
Posted By CatBus
Ok, I am running a dual sport ride out of...

Ok, I am running a dual sport ride out of Lexington on July 15. Details are in a separate thread here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803526
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,182
Posted By CatBus
Lexington, KY Dual Sport Ride on July 15, 2012

After the Madison, IN, ride back in April, I declared that I would lead another Lexington, KY area ride. Back in 2004, I spent quite a bit of time mapping out every bit of potential on and offroad...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,470
Posted By CatBus
Was that event last Sunday (5/27), or is it next...

Was that event last Sunday (5/27), or is it next Sunday (6/3)? I would like to watch an event some time. Is there a calender of events somewhere? Thanks!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,470
Posted By CatBus
There is still quite a bit of good riding. It...

There is still quite a bit of good riding. It just doesn't flow as well when good sections become gated/closed.

Here are some videos of Karl doing the last four water crossings. The last one was...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,470
Posted By CatBus
Apparently the map I posted on the previous page...

Apparently the map I posted on the previous page was overlooked:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18310420&postcount=25
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,470
Posted By CatBus
Our Thursday scouting mission was moved to...

Our Thursday scouting mission was moved to Friday, to give things a chance to dry out. It was a smart move on our part, because there were still some serious water crossings.

I did 120 miles today...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,470
Posted By CatBus
I'm doing a scouting run on Thursday with Karl. ...

I'm doing a scouting run on Thursday with Karl. If one or two people are interested, contact me via PM. Expect a marathon of a ride with quite a bit of turning around and/or swimming. This is not...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-26-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,470
Posted By CatBus
In 2004-2009 I mapped out just about everything...

In 2004-2009 I mapped out just about everything S/SE of Lexington (including many roads that have been shut down in that time). When I say almost everything, I mean EVERYTHING. Every potential road...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,896
Posted By CatBus
That second video is the same water crossing that...

That second video is the same water crossing that Karl and I hit on our way back, after our early departure from lunch. Karl took the straight through route, and I went around the edge a bit. It...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,896
Posted By CatBus
Good ride, and perfect weather! I was worried...

Good ride, and perfect weather! I was worried after riding up from Lexington, KY in the fog with Steve and Mike. It was wet and miserable! Luckily, the day cleared up perfectly!

I left at...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-23-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,438
Posted By CatBus
I was on the KTM 625, with Karl (on the KTM SE),...

I was on the KTM 625, with Karl (on the KTM SE), and you lost four of us where you left the GPS track. Oh well. It was a nice day to ride :)
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,109
Posted By CatBus
The TAT this summer, you say? How's...

The TAT this summer, you say?

How's Transalp v2.0 treating you, Jeff?
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,895
Posted By CatBus
Karl, You need to get back to updating. ...

Karl,

You need to get back to updating. I've been waiting for this ride report since I rode you out of Louisville! Post up, or I'll let slip the little bike project you have cooking, and...
Forum: Australia 12-22-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By CatBus
Interestingly enough, I am having this same...

Interestingly enough, I am having this same problem today. Hopefully it will free up, as yours did, if I can ever get it started. Maybe someone has some ideas (and nothing serious is happening). ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 161,032
Posted By CatBus
Hey, I'm glad to see you made it back OK! You...

Hey, I'm glad to see you made it back OK! You got a pretty good deal on that top end rebuild, but it still sucks that you had to get it done.

It's too bad you had other things lined up today,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,934
Posted By CatBus
Steve was in pretty good spirits when I ran into...

Steve was in pretty good spirits when I ran into him, especially considering how badly he had beaten his bike into submission.
http://adriennematson.home.insightbb.com/trip8/images/IMG_4218.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,582
Posted By CatBus
Ok, all the travel days are finally done. I took...

Ok, all the travel days are finally done. I took some pictures of the gear today, and the tires, and I'll do a post breaking that down tomorrow or Thursday.



Jim,

The tires held out NO...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,582
Posted By CatBus
Day 48 (7/21/08)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

Day 48 (7/21/08)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
It didn’t rain last night, but everything was soaked this morning. I’ve been spoiled by the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,582
Posted By CatBus
Day 47 (7/20/08)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

Day 47 (7/20/08)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
It’s a pretty straight shot home, but I was up early routing myself through the Deal’s Gap...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,582
Posted By CatBus
Day 46 (7/19/08)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

Day 46 (7/19/08)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
It’s hard to mentally piece together the misery of the heat/humidity combination in the south....
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