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Old 05-14-2007, 07:56 PM   #31
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We have some awesome ridding in Revelstoke BC, comming through this way? is so when?
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:07 AM   #32
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I won't be real close. I'll be in Banff August 5-12, then heading to Jasper for a week, and then Clearwater, BC for a week.

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We have some awesome ridding in Revelstoke BC, comming through this way? is so when?
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:21 AM   #33
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Great Pics! Thanks for sharing your adventure!!
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:33 PM   #34
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Tour de Tellico, KLR Rally, Tellico Plains, TN

Wow! Was I a lucky dog today. A GIANT KLR rally was going on at Tellico Plains, TN, only 70 some miles from my current home in Townsend, TN.

I left at 8:00 AM, and boy was it cold!! Took me about 90 miles to get to the Motorcycle Resort. Stopped to take this picture on the way in.



I haven't done many motorcycle rallies in the past (and I sure don't remember Smokin Hole '06) and this was my first KLR rally. This was the first picture I took upon arrival. Odd bunch those Kawi guys...



Cherokee Chuck, the rally master, and his KLR.



At least I wasn't the only non-Kawi rider. This dishy MZ was there. Very awesome on road, and impressive off too!



Some of those guys were real serious about their knobs!! That's one of those legendary Terrorflex's on the back.

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Old 05-18-2007, 06:43 PM   #35
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Tour de Tellico, KLR Rally, Tellico Plains, TN

First stop.



Nice view.



When I have my tank bag on, I take a lot of in motion photo's. Unfortunately, today was not one of those days. However, I did give it that old college try. Didn't work out that well, but here's a couple that are worth looking at.







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Old 05-18-2007, 06:52 PM   #36
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Tour de Tellico, KLR Rally, Tellico Plains, TN

Everyone was having a great time!



Miles and miles of dirt roads. Loads of sunshine was dusting us up a bit.



There's only one cure for dusty bikes...WATER CROSSING!!!









Hey, that looks like kinda like KTM...

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Old 05-18-2007, 06:59 PM   #37
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Bike train



Stopped along the Hiawassee River.



Group shot sans the photographer, Cherokee Chuck.



Freshly graveled, ultra-mega-dusty road.

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Old 05-18-2007, 07:06 PM   #38
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Tour de Tellico, KLR Rally, Tellico Plains, TN

Back at the Resort for the intermission before round two.

One of them there brand spanking new KLR650's!! I've only seen pictures, as have many, but this thing looks way better in person! And, it seemed to perform as well as the other bikes off road.



This poor bastard crashed on his way to the event last night. He was around 12 miles from the resort when a Harley rider came around a curve and ran him off the road. He was back from the hospital and in good spirits. Here's a couple of shots of his bike.



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Old 05-18-2007, 07:11 PM   #39
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The second half of the day started just as good as the first with the most excellent Witt Road, which has 4 water crossings. Bring it on!

Crossing #1









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Old 05-18-2007, 07:17 PM   #40
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Crossing #2 was much more exciting! It was real long and a lot deeper!













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Old 05-18-2007, 07:27 PM   #41
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Tour de Tellico, KLR Rally, Tellico Plains, TN

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.





















Always ready to lend a hand...

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Old 05-18-2007, 07:40 PM   #42
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Tour de Tellico, KLR Rally, Tellico Plains, TN

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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Old 05-19-2007, 06:29 AM   #43
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Thanks 'stalker

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.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:31 AM   #44
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New KLR

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..
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:43 AM   #45
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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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