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Old 01-17-2013, 09:09 AM   #26536
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Ditto, nice work guys!
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Flux - Looking forward to part III of Hell's Holler. Especially when part two ends with "Oh sh*% are you kidding!"
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:32 AM   #26537
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Flux - Looking forward to part III of Hell's Holler. Especially when part two ends with "Oh sh*% are you kidding!"
Me too.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #26538
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Any beer hauled into Holly Flats will be ready to explode upon arrival.
Plus you have to duck it every time a ranger rides through. Monte has been known to pass a ranger truck and roost him. Private campground would probably be better.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #26539
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Plus you have to duck it every time a ranger rides through. Monte has been known to pass a ranger truck and roost him. Private campground would probably be better.
Didn't think about that. Good point.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #26540
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Plus you have to duck it every time a ranger rides through. Monte has been known to pass a ranger truck and roost him. Private campground would probably be better.
Oh the memories.That was his personal vehicle. How was I supposed to know it was a ranger? I think Troutrider is still mad at me for doing that. Good thing he went to high school with that ranger.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #26541
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I need to find somewhere in Tellico Plains we can all stay without disturbing ordinary citizen campers.

The route is very ambitious. Generally, it takes us from wherever we start (thinking Acme would be a good place... plenty of parking... and I'm sure we could talk Andrew into some coffee and bagels or something) up through Dawsonville, into Suches, past the fish hatchery, across to Cherrylog, into the Cohuttas (where you can choose to run Hells Hollow or keep on regular forest roads), into TN, across 68 via McFarland and Joe Brown (where Trails 81 and 82 are options) and into Tellico Plains. That is all for Day One. We have to get an early start to ride the whole thing. Last time Jody from Kawasaki of Dothan and his friend were the ONLY ones to run the entire route. I do not know the overall mileage offhand.

The way back shoots down through Oswald Dome and into the Cohuttas. Its an easier day with a bit more pavement at times.

The route is good for any bike that can go offroad. GS, 950, 450, whatever. I'll have to get an idea of what your fuel range should be able to do but I'd guess 100 miles. I'd guess that realistically its about 70% forest roads with some gnarly stuff thrown in for good measure. There are ways around the gnarly. The biggest stretch of street would be between Acme and Dawsonville, but at least its fun street, and I can bypass most of the traffic between here and there. I might even look into routing through Dawson Forest although I need to think that one through a bit.

There are jumping off points throughout the route where you can access highways, 68, 60, 64, and 441 pretty easily if you find you need to make up time.
I like it.
Maybe we could use this for navigation: http://www.rallynavigator.com/ and have our own little version of Dakar....at 1/4 the speeds
Lemme know if you need any planning assistance.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #26542
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I like it.
Maybe we could use this for navigation: http://www.rallynavigator.com/ and have our own little version of Dakar....at 1/4 the speeds
Lemme know if you need any planning assistance.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #26543
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Thanks for the feedback and tips, y'all.

Dan, that rally navigator is very cool. Playing with it right now. Of course, rally book holders are a bit spendy!

Part Three of Hells Hollow is coming up but its nothing special, really. I kinda want to go back there this Sunday. Is that sadistic?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #26544
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I have large enough bags to carry a small grocery store. I might be inclined to cook again. Maybe something more ambitious...hmmm
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #26545
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I have large enough bags to carry a small grocery store. I might be inclined to cook again. Maybe something more ambitious...hmmm

Just don't go wine shopping with those bags. Bad things happen, lol.

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:13 PM   #26546
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Chatted with this guy briefly on Old Bucktown road last Sunday on his shiny new Multistrada. Giving the Ducati marketing brochures a true test! Good on you man. Anybody here??

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #26547
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How 'bout these Cats? Met them as we came off Duncan Ridge and they were heading towards 180...

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:26 PM   #26548
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Just curious Flux, should I mount some knobbies for this route, or are my 80/20 good?
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:08 PM   #26549
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Just curious Flux, should I mount some knobbies for this route, or are my 80/20 good?


I guess more than anything, that will depend on how wet it is. If it's dry, a Tourance or something along that lines will be fine. If you're cheap, spoon some Kendas on.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #26550
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I guess it depends on when you want to go, but what about Hunts Motorcycle Lodge. http://www.huntslodge.com/ as a place to stay? We stayed there when we did the TAT last year and seemed pretty nice. Their website says they don't open till March 15th, but if its a big enough group to make it worth their while, maybe they'd open on a a weekend to host us.

BTW, we can't go to Tellico and not include Witt Rd, right?
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