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Old 05-04-2010, 12:57 PM   #76
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Hell, I'm ready to ride. I actually like scouting missions. I've had Saturday cleared for a week now and I'll be riding somewhere near Thompson's Station come hell or high water!
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:18 PM   #77
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Careful what you wish for, we got BOTH last weekend.

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Hell, I'm ready to ride. I actually like scouting missions. I've had Saturday cleared for a week now and I'll be riding somewhere near Thompson's Station come hell or high water!
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:03 PM   #78
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Careful what you wish for, we got BOTH last weekend.
I got the T-shirt two years ago.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #79
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i'm in for the ride if we can do it. Of course Cody if you can get your stuff in order to allow you to go for the ride then lets give it a try.

Maybe what ever gravel that got washed away was filled in with some from upstream. It had to stop somewhere. Just giving a favorable outlook on things is all. haha There will be some nasty holes in that water which is what the adventure is all about. I guess we will have some fallen soldiers involved.

I will listen to the wisdom of the local road captains.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:01 PM   #80
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You know me man, i will go for it also. I went out yesterday and rode around close to were we will be. Yea it is pretty bad in places, (there is no road) when you get time take a ride down to highway 7 and look at that, thats unreal man ! But over all i think we might be ok until we get over in hickman were the creek is along side the roads. the roads have caved off into the creeks there. also keep in mind there will not be any road cones or warning signs in places. the county ran out of them and just said every man for him self. so keep a sharp eye in the raod ahead of ya. i was rideing yesterday and no signs,no warning at all.....then there was no ROAD! just a 10 foot deep ditch! (lucky i was running slow) if you take a look at my flickr link below i took a few photos, and one short video. but that was all in maury county...im suer hickman is ALOT worse. But im wiff ya !!! if yall go i will also.



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Old 05-04-2010, 07:33 PM   #81
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I'll ride with ya'll Saturday. It'll be an adventure and I'd like to get out and see as much of the carnage as I can before it starts to get fixed. Those images will go away soon and hopefully will never be seen again.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:24 PM   #82
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WOW - one hell of a weekend down this way. Lost power for 24 hours and the internet is still down... Glad to not hear any real bad news from anyone else here on the forums though.

The gravel loop was right in the line of storms. Based on what things look like near my house, I suspect that the loop is destroyed. I won't have time to go scouting before the scheduled ride this Saturday.

Should we just call the ride for the 8th off now, or would some of you guys be interested in scouting with me on Saturday. No guarantee that any of the roads will be passible however.

What do you guys think?
I'm game for scouting on the 8th. As long as a average/decent rider on an xr650l would fit in with the plan...
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #83
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to make things a bit easer cody?...... highway 7 is closed and folks will have to take old highway 7, leaperscreek bridge is out at beard road. so the meeting place might be a bit of a bitch for everyone to get too not knowing the back roads as we do. I had to take old vestel hollar road to get around that bridge. If you would like we can all meet at my shope. knobcreek road is open and its just off highway 7 and would be easy to find. from there we can then start the ride. it would be easy to lead everyone throu all that shit than try to explane the detours. we can go down by netts and then dutch potts. what ya thank? just give me a call tomorrow.
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:51 AM   #84
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I'm in. When, and where please.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:57 AM   #85
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Flood Pics

Here are some more pics of the flood

Cave Spring Rd. - best i can tell, cdq3 took his on monday, this is what it looked like saturday afternoon.



Here are a couple of the bridge at Raliegh Beard Rd. cdq3 was standing somewhere over here when he took his pic.



here is the new tunnel under the road surface at Raliegh Beard Rd. i walked across that twice... scary...



Here is Nett's during and after the flood. Bethel TN





New Hwy 7



Snow Creek Rd.

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Old 05-05-2010, 09:01 AM   #86
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it would be easy to lead everyone throu all that shit than try to explane the detours. we can go down by netts and then dutch potts. what ya thank?
Sounds good to me. give me the info and i will update the schedule.

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First post on this thread. The starting location will change, i will post here when it gets corrected.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562876
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:33 PM   #87
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This is what Hwy 7 looks like today.

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Old 05-05-2010, 01:04 PM   #88
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Looks like the best line is in the middle.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:06 PM   #89
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:49 PM   #90
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Don't cancel Saturday's ride, I'm getting my hair done tonight just for the occasion!

Post up the trailhead but don't use none of that newfangled gps terminology. I just stepped up to a cell phone recently and without a crank on the side, I've employed both brain cells to that operation.
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