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Old 10-31-2012, 01:57 PM   #46
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Hey KJD - Friday looks like we will ride all the southwest stuff before lunch. There will be a point where we break off and head out of the park to go get gas and lunch. That break off point will be within 3-4 miles from the main "old" parking lot that has the snack shack. You could ride all that morning stuff, then evaluate whether you have enough gas to get to lunch with the group. After lunch we will enter the park "in the middle on Hwy 116" and then make our way south towards camp.

Of course all that ^ ^ ^ ^depends on Trblmkrs feedback. He might think it's un-doable.

It's just from watching you-tube clips, most of which are on slow moving jeeps or quads, I just think we are going to be able to cover most the trails pretty quick. A lot of the "real" trail sections seem to be 2 miles or less and I know we can cover two miles pretty fast. Most of them don't really look that hard (except for the double blacks like you said, they look like busted case / radiator city).

Can you strap some gas on the bike or carry it in your backpack? If it looks like you might be able to make it lunch, then prob some of the big tank bikes (if any??) could share some gas to get you out of the park?? Bring some oil too.

Or buy a used oversized tank, use it for the weekend, then resell it after the ride??
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:19 PM   #47
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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Hey KJD - Friday looks like we will ride all the southwest stuff before lunch. There will be a point where we break off and head out of the park to go get gas and lunch. That break off point will be within 3-4 miles from the main "old" parking lot that has the snack shack. You could ride all that morning stuff, then evaluate whether you have enough gas to get to lunch with the group. After lunch we will enter the park "in the middle on Hwy 116" and then make our way south towards camp.

Of course all that ^ ^ ^ ^depends on Trblmkrs feedback. He might think it's un-doable.

It's just from watching you-tube clips, most of which are on slow moving jeeps or quads, I just think we are going to be able to cover most the trails pretty quick. A lot of the "real" trail sections seem to be 2 miles or less and I know we can cover two miles pretty fast. Most of them don't really look that hard (except for the double blacks like you said, they look like busted case / radiator city).

Can you strap some gas on the bike or carry it in your backpack? If it looks like you might be able to make it lunch, then prob some of the big tank bikes (if any??) could share some gas to get you out of the park?? Bring some oil too.

Or buy a used oversized tank, use it for the weekend, then resell it after the ride??

I would like to try some hard stuff. thats the fun stuff. My 450 has a big tank I might share if your nice.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:28 PM   #48
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Haha ok I will try to be nice. We usually ride about 30 miles then go back to the campground and have lunch and fill up at the truck then head out again but I'm good with whatever really. Any ideas on where lunch might be??

And I'm up for hitting any of the trails alfredo. My bikes hit the ground several times before so I'm not scured

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #49
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Alfredo just sexted me and said to make sure we run " rattle rock".

It's only 4 miles long so we should get thru it pretty quick:


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Old 10-31-2012, 02:42 PM   #50
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Lunch Friday will be at New River General store - NE of Petros, TN

Hey KJD - most (if not all) of what we run will be two track , fast(er) flowing stuff. Hardly no point and shoot trials. Maybe you can make it more than 30 on a tank??

It would be nice if we could get turned on to some of the single track there. If any of you have a connection that can put us on some singletrack then by all means, get on the phone and start begging
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:55 PM   #51
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Rattle Rock looks familiar.

And I might be able to get a bit more than 30 out of my tank but probably not much because my 30 estimate is from riding at c.c. But I have my own map and know my way around that park reasonably well so don't plan anything around my fuel I can just split off when I start running low. Thats the down side of riding my 250 it only holds about 1.6 gallons and it doesnt have a reserve. But it's my baby
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:02 PM   #52
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This is the trail running from our campsite to the trail head. It was the first time I had used my GoPro and I tried it on the handle bars which failed miserably but this is what the gravel roads look like more or less.
http://youtu.be/ozH0yMQXRPc
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #53
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[QUOTE=Alfredo(icelander);19937955]what day you showing up to and I will put it on the list[/QUOTe

I will go on Thursday ! !
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Why it always gotta be about little bikes?
Hey Drift Dragon, I got a 05 1200 GS , might hook up sometime and make a day ride with ya ! let me know if you have a time in mind.
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Any idea on what time you guys are going to hit the trail fri??
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Hey Spinnich man - You and I will def ride up together.
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Any idea on what time you guys are going to hit the trail fri??
The earlier the better.
Kickstands up at 8 ---- 8:30 at latest.
With daylight savings time it will be dark at 5:15 or so??
And I am the KING of biting off more than can be chewed on how far we ride in a day
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Hey Spinnich man - You and I will def ride up together.
Great, cheaper that way. I can meet you somewhere or be at your place anytime your ready, we can take my truck unless you are already loaded and that's fine too.
FYI the new D606 really hooks up nice ! !
Lookin forward to this !
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yeah about 5:15 will be official sunset, it will start getting dark sooner than that if you down in one of the holes though.
I should be able to make it there by 8 or so, I will be driving from nashville that morning and I will have to get my campsite then unload and get my gear on.
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yeah about 5:15 will be official sunset, it will start getting dark sooner than that if you down in one of the holes though.
I should be able to make it there by 8 or so, I will be driving from nashville that morning and I will have to get my campsite then unload and get my gear on.
Hey Spinnit - you realize it's NEXT weekend right ! ? ! ?

KJD - We are leaving from Nashville that Thursday after work. Maybe you could ride with us and camp Thursday night?? We might get there about 10pm . . .
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