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View Results: So who's coming and whatcha riding?
Dunno yet 12 22.64%
Small (under 400cc) dually bike 7 13.21%
Big (over 400cc) dually bike 32 60.38%
Streeter 5 9.43%
Why would I waste my valuable time on a ride like this??? 1 1.89%
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #31
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mbabc and I were chewing the fat about this ride and he asked how many victims I thought would show up.....By the way the "Dunno yet" option means you plan to attend but don't know what you're going to ride yet.
Count me in and I just got off the phone with Ralph and made my cabin reservation. I chose one of the smallest cabins just so's I can snoreeeee as loud as I please! lol Also, I'm in the "Dunno Yet" section as I dunno if I'll be aboard the HonDeere, The Fizzie or the FJR... Either way, I'm there like stink on a gut pile!


BTW... Who said Metro's can't be a handful of fun?!? You just gotta hang your knee out and put your heart in it...
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #32
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BigDog Cabin 2

BigDog will be in Cabin 2-------the farting cabin :huh

http://www.rockcabincamping.com/



Also we will be treated to a surprise guest---hope he can stay sober.
He's got me kicked out of a few places.

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #33
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #34
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Resveration made for two in cabin 9. Looking forward to it!


I hope it's upwind............................wheeeeeeeeew http://www.rockcabincamping.com/
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #35
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There are only three gravel roads in Mammoth cave, 1st is from Brownsville KY to Houchin's Ferry. once crossing the river you'll hit a easy gravel road which is well maintained. Follow till the end of the gravel road then pick up Ollie Rd East to 1827 to Stockholm on 1352. Stay on 1352 the 1st road to the right is a nice gravel road Little Jordan Cemetery Rd ( looks almost like a driveway) with some decent hills and curves, a pretty decent road, not as good as the one from Houchen's Ferry. Street riders might not like it, but it is doable on a street bike w/ caution. That road doesn't easily bring you back to Mammoth cave so might just want to do an out and back. Follow it till gravel ends and turn back around and do it again. On the return head back towards Green River ferry, but branch off at Maple Springs pick up a dead end gravel road to Maple Springs Church.

From the church head to Green River Ferry and head to Mammoth Cave Visitors center and just before turning in on the right is Job Corps road, paved and twisty goes into Flint Ridge Road. Once reaching the end at a "Y" in the road take a right go few miles and look for Dennison Ferry which is a gravel dead end road. No ferry at the end of the road though.

One More gravel road I forgot is once you cross Green River Ferry and heading ESE, the 1st road on the right is gravel, one way and a little narrow, follow that road for a little ways and it will hit pavement once again. Not a good road bike road.


Those are the only gravel roads in the Park.

Near Maple Springs



To Maple Springs Church



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Old 01-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #36
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Just checked my schedule and all is free at the moment so I'm in :) I'll be on the little DR to the best of my knowledge :)



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Old 01-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #37
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I dont know anything about BMW's.........but I like this bike
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #38
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G/S Beemers used to not weigh 540+ pounds. The one pictured above weighed in at around 420--not much more than your typical KLR w/all the goodies. They were nice, simple bikes, too and I'd buy one today if I could.

If you look at BMW ads from around 1970 when the /5 series was released they advertised them as true do-it-all bikes. At this time they were still dominating the big bore (up to 1300cc) classes at the ISDT (now ISDE) and some of these otherwise stock-appearing bikes actually had many parts made from what was translated from German as "space metal" (probably titanium) and were REALLY light. The big Germans could ride these things, too. I have a book about the '73 ISDT held in Massachusetts and it's full of pictures of these trick Beemers in action.

An old /5 or /6 BMW would still make a fine adventuring bike even today.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:03 AM   #39
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One Less Harley--nice beemer---------I have a brand new muffler shield for your R80GS----for a stock muffler.
You can have it--------PM me if you want it. And I'll send a picture of it. It might be off an ST--which is a very similar bike. This shield has been sitting in my garage for ever----still looks new.
I had a super nice ST---that had been made into a GS -----even had the Paris Dakar Tank----yeh---I was a dumb ass and sold it---it was neat.

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:38 AM   #40
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Mark you gonna be on the " W" or bring'n Big Orange? I think this ride requires the GS for me as a friend is riding along on his Tenere and it's a chance to practice gravel roads skills on the pig.

Look forward to it.................................
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:45 AM   #41
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Mark you gonna be on the W or bring'n big Orange? I think this ride requires the GSfro me as a friend is riding along on his Tenere. Look forward to it.................................
I think I'll be riding my 950 on this ride-----sounds like it will be suitable. As I will be covering some highway miles to get to the start---and then back home. It has pretty good wind protection if it's cold too. Poor thing has been neglected lately----and I sure don't want it to get suicidal like Road Dad's KLR did last year.

The ride sounds like the big bikes will do just fine.

I'm going to pack the DVD video of my Alaska trip last year----it's about 1 1/2 hours long. If we found a place at the cabins that had a DVD player ------it might be fun for all to watch.


Here's a sample of that video.
Sorry for the Bear Grills imitation
And yes-------I am full of it. We rode almost entirely offroad---and avoided the Alaskan Highway like it was the plague.


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Old 01-15-2012, 08:20 AM   #42
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From looking at the pictures a Big DS will be fine. In South Central KY one has to look pretty hard for good fun roads. But there are some nice easy gravel roads between Rockport and Livermore KY, but those are out of the way.

There is a mothballed River lock outside of Brownsville. (N37 12.330 W86 15.724).


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Old 01-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #43
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Just checked my schedule and all is free at the moment so I'm in :) I'll be on the little DR to the best of my knowledge :)



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Hey glad to see you here! I've been following your F.I. thread and want to ask you a few questions.

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Old 01-15-2012, 08:57 AM   #44
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From looking at the pictures a Big DS will be fine. In South Central KY one has to look pretty hard for good fun roads. But there are some nice easy gravel roads between Rockport and Livermore KY, but those are out of the way.

There is a mothballed River lock outside of Brownsville. (N37 12.330 W86 15.724).


Jump on that beemer and come join us. It'll be a hoot.

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Old 01-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #45
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could try and meet you guys in Brownsville,KY, wouldn't want to go further North than that. I guess Mammoth Cave is as far South you guys would be traveling.
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