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Old 02-01-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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MidTN@LBL.ride May 3-5, 2013

It's TIME!

What: MidTN@LBL.ride
Where: Land Between The Lakes - Tennessee and Kentucky
When: May 3-5 ** Please note date change due to turkey hunting season

As Troy originally posted here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=9085

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This is a work in progress, but it has to start somewhere. The date fills a gap between March Moto Madness and FerrySTOC. Weather could be a bitch, but at least it won't be hot.

The plan - Ride LBL, moto-camp, engage in general jack-assary

...and so far, that's the whole plan!

BYOE - Bring Your Own EVERYTHING - I may bring a trailer full crap if it seems necessary, otherwise, I plan on riding in with everything I'll need for the weekend.

Camping - Energy Lake campground inside LBL - They are willing to bend the rules of 2 tents per site for riders coming in on a bike. Also, as a group, riders not camping at Energy Lake will be able to enter with no charge! That's huge! If you want to rough it somewhere else, stay in a motel, or ride in just for the day, you can hang with the group at the Base Camp.

Non Electric sites - $12 a night. There are 2 Electric sites in loop B, @ $24 a night. Everyone is responsible for there own expenses, remember, BYOE! If we can get 3-4 bikes at a site, that's $3 or $4 per rider each night.

Energy Lake campground is in Map 4 on the MVUM maps below. Here is a link to Google Maps as well.

Riding - Between TroyJ650, SandalScout, and Treemuncher, we should be able to lay out good routes for all bikes and riders. Hardcore off-road can be found at Turkey Bay, and there is enough pavement there and close by to keep the Road Boys happy. For everyone else, there is 120,000 acres of hills and hollers to explore with all DS and ADV bikes. It is a great place to learn DS and ADV riding since there is plenty of roads a car can safely travel. Then there are more challenging roads for the big ADV bikes. I have ridden there for a long time, and have not hit all the little roads LBL has to offer.

The hiking trails are strictly off limits, but Turkey Bay has enough challenges for anyone.

I've got some cool ideas for a scavenger hunt or poker run type event, but we'll see.

I feel like this has the potential to turn into something big, but also know it could be a lot of work. My intention is to invite anyone that wants to go, but with the understanding everyone is basically on there own. Traveling as a 20-30 person group would be a nightmare, but so could breaking down or getting lost if you are by yourself.



Let's Ride!

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Troy and I will be putting together a few D/S and street rides before the weekend of the event, and be able to share them before we head that way. I'll probably put them up on DualSportMaps.com also. I will also be putting together a list of waypoints for area restaurants, gas station, hotels, etc. We will be leading a few different rides, and encourage everyone to get out and explore on their own. It should be pretty easy to find a group you feel comfortable with, regardless of your style, skill level, bike, etc.

This is NOT a formal event, we see it simply as an excuse to get together and ride more of an area that we enjoy.

Check out LBL.org for some information about the area, things to see and do, and for MVUM Maps to get an idea of the area we will be riding in! The MVUM is important, as it has all of the roads that are legal for us to ride on within LBL mapped out.

"IN" list is now officially started to get a head count.
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1. TroyJ650
2. sandalscout
3. 2fast4u
4. Miss 2fast4u
5. streetndirt
6. SloDon
7. Workman
8. tonusmaximus
9. Wallachian Spikes
10. Hayniac
11. NSane1
12. jclark83
13. drm
14. HappyCRNA
15. Slopez22
16. Rainman901
17. Kev95GS
18. crpntr
19. KentuckyKLR
20. bwbeck
21. Brandon
22. ride2little
23. SScratch

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