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Old 10-02-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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E. TN. ride day

Just a beautiful day for a ride. Done some gravel , Citico Ck, Farrs Gap , North River and some pavement , part of the Cherohala , Tellico River Rd and 360 back to the house . Just 150 miles , but we made it last all day....
The best rides are measured in FUN , not miles ...just my opinion.
Damn , this retirement stuff is GREAT! shoulda done it when we were young!
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I think she needs a bigger bike for this road stuff, gona lower the DR 650 and see what she thinks of more power! might be tuff for a short girl...
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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Looks like a fun day!

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Old 10-03-2014, 09:23 PM   #3
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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More puttin around E. TN.

Been keepin an eye on the trees now , just alittle color , but the simple back roads around here just keep making us smile!
Meet Barb!
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Now I have the DR 650 closer to the ground and she got some more HP to play with ! FUN FUN FUN
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Hard to take pix while you're ridin the old Triumph ! bout missed her !
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #5
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Nice stuff my man.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:18 AM   #6
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Another Wed afternoon ride in E. TN.

Nice day but the wind was really blowing. We left the house to ride the country roads toward the Foothills Pkw. it kept us out of most of the wind and these roads are just fun to ride !
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There is always something to look at that some how you've always missed.
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we took a short break and headed back to the house....we rode less than 100 miles and was gone for over 4 hrs ! Guess when you get older you just want to take time to smell the roses!! Fun Times...
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:09 PM   #7
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Monday 27th Oct

Beautiful day for a color ride in East Tennessee! We rolled out around 10:30 heading for our favorite place , Citico Ck. Headed up toward Farrs Gap and the color along the road was looking better than I expected.
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Back down to Citico Ck and past Indian Boundary out to the Cherohala
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Once on the Cherohala we rode to North River rd and headed back down toward Tellico River
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Made a drink stop at North River camp
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Once on Tellico River rd we headed toward Tellico Plains
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Then back toward the house on Rt. 360
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Great day of riding with my favorite riding buddy!
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:06 PM   #8
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First ride in December

Today was a little overcast , but the temps were in the 60's and it was a nice day for a ride around the country here in E. TN.
Not to many pix but we did find another wooden bridge over some R.R. tracks that we never had been across. Barb is really liking the DR , who would have thunk! We been riding mostly paved roads , but have hit some gravel since she started riding that bike and it's working great for her.. amazing what lowering the seat height can do for a person ! I found you should never argue with someone that wants to be able to stop and plant both feet on the ground !!! Great Day , again..

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Old 12-04-2014, 10:36 AM   #9
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Looks like a great area and ton of fun! Great pictures


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I found you should never argue with someone that wants to be able to stop and plant both feet on the ground !!!
My friend is always telling me this, and he's about 5'3" so it really limits his options.. i guess i should stop thinking he needs to grow a pair and just accept it haha
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:26 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=CKutzGO;25639403]Looks like a great area and ton of fun! Great pictures

Thanks , we're havin lots of fun for old people!!
Truth is there is lots of security in havin your feet on the ground and being comfortable on a bike , after all , the only problems she has had is stopping and getting a foot slip out on something and puts the bike at a pretty good angle to overcome. She is 5'3" and have that DR with a 3" lowering link and on the low bolt hole on the shock, dropped the forks and cut out the seat!!!! you can see in the pic she is damn near flat footed and comfortable....and havin fun.....and thats why we do it, right!!



My friend is always telling me this, and he's about 5'3" so it really limits his options.. i guess i should stop thinking he needs to grow a pair and just accept it haha[/QUOTE]
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:20 PM   #11
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Short Sunday ride

This time we rode 2 up on the Road King , hadn't been on it for a couple months and my daughter , Jennifer and her boyfriend came by on their way home from Florida on a big Harley. So , off we go to show them the Dragon, just about 25 miles down the road from the house. We don't ride it much but this has to be one of the best times, there was hardly any traffic at all .. but of course the store at Deals Gap was closed... we did get one pic of all of us in front of the sign !! , didn't get the bike pic tho.

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On another note , we made a purchase and I'm reading all the scoop on activation....Trying to decide on the GEOS Insurance.... I been trying to hear from anyone who has ever used the Spot or more important , someone who has used the GEOS Insurance...I been trying to figure out if it pays recovery for a broke down bike in the middle of nowhere.... sure like to hear from some SPOT users ...

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Old 12-10-2014, 08:38 PM   #12
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Great stuff OTR!



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Old 12-11-2014, 06:41 AM   #13
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Glad I found this, better late than never!

I couldn't agree more on the retirement gig being such a great "job" and I am a regular rider of your home turf as I live on the other side of the hills, but I am so jealous that you two are enjoying this riding time together. My wife is extremely supportive of my riding, but just doesn't enjoy it anymore. I understand, but still miss her company and sharing the day, maybe a sidecar

Great report and photos, much good mojo in a ride enjoyed rather than just miles covered IMO and although I enjoy local and cross country riding it truly is ALL GOOD!

Safe travels and Cheers
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:56 AM   #14
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. I been trying to hear from anyone who has ever used the Spot or more important , someone who has used the GEOS Insurance...I been trying to figure out if it pays recovery for a broke down bike in the middle of nowhere..
Its cheaper just to call your buddies to haul your sorry ass out.........or should that be "to haul MY sorry ass out"....
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:11 PM   #15
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good riding area for sure

Glad you guys like the pix , to tell the truth , I look at them from time to time myself kinda helps me remember what the hell I do all the time!!!
I plan on adding to the pix from time to time ,like a diary..
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Todd , it's great to help out a buddy , but I'm not sure any of mine would go very far across country to "haul me out" ,lol
We need to plan a trip to Utah and stay at the 3 Step Hidaway next yr.
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