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Old 04-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #16
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Here are some of the pics from Florida.























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Old 04-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #17
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More Pics from Florida:








More prescribed burns:



The Gulf of Mexico in Carrabelle, FL:










It rained pretty hard the previous night. It was a long day of wet stuff like this. I am northeast of Panama City, FL:




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Old 04-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #18
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #19
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Pics from Georgia:


This was a really fun part of the trail:




This is Heston Creek Falls, in northern GA:



















This is a good indication of how cold it was getting at night. This is ice. Apparently this mountain top is some sort of spring:












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Old 04-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #20
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This was the river I had crossed earlier. By the way, the awesome creek crossing and these pics shortly to follow are easily bypassed by the TET 4 BBB (Big Bike Bypass). I don't have any pics of how gnarly this section really was, and correspondingly how fun it really was. I think a 1200 cc adv bike could do it - if the rider was above average. There is steep and loose hill climb on this section that was challenging for me on my husky. It wasn't the hardest stuff I have ever been on, but it was the hardest stuff I faced on this trip. If you are teetering on whether to bypass this section, my advice is to take it and find out. The 100+ foot creek crossing is only bypassed by the BBB.









Here is that creek crossing again:





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Old 04-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #21
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Here is pic of the broken Ram Mount. I was lucky here because the only way I noticed this had broken is because it hit my foot when it fell off. It still took me a half hour to find it on the side of the road in the leaves. If it wouldn't have hit my foot, I may never have found it because my eyes aren't always focused on it. I was going 50 mph at the time too.

The GPS still worked fine by the way.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #22
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Here are the pics from the start of the trip, and mostly from South Carolina:

I parked my truck at the Loves truck stop on I-85 at the SC, GA border.




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Old 04-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #23
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Skip the class

Trusts and Estates? Yikes! Just shoot yourself and put yourself out of your misery.

OK, fine. You actually want to make some money with that degree.

Go home to Idaho and practice what I call "Door Law".

That is where you do whatever walks in the door, so you can pay the rent and that pesky mortgage at home.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #24
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John65 & I rode TET S last year had a great ride. Fla was very wet, sand was boggy & made the ride very interesting. Enjoyed your ride report. Thanks
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #25
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John65 & I rode TET S last year had a great ride. Fla was very wet, sand was boggy & made the ride very interesting. Enjoyed your ride report. Thanks

Thanks LJ. I only had one wet day on the sand. I can't imagine doing the whole sand bit while wet.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:50 PM   #26
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Trusts and Estates? Yikes! Just shoot yourself and put yourself out of your misery.

OK, fine. You actually want to make some money with that degree.

Go home to Idaho and practice what I call "Door Law".

That is where you do whatever walks in the door, so you can pay the rent and that pesky mortgage at home.

I'm just taking the class because it is on the bar. I haven't paid attention yet in that class.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:41 AM   #27
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It's good to see someone out and about this early in the year. Got coords on those two closures? Please PM me if you do, I would like to research to find out if they are just temporary.

Sweet William likes clean panties and a warm bed too.

Thanks for the report.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #28
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It's good to see someone out and about this early in the year. Got coords on those two closures? Please PM me if you do, I would like to research to find out if they are just temporary.

Sweet William likes clean panties and a warm bed too.

Thanks for the report.
Intothenew, I am honored. I don't have coords for the closures. The smaller one was on the southern half of SL2, and the more substantial one (with my bike laying on its side) is towards the end of SL3.

The little one at SL2 was a piece of cake to get through; there was just some really soft dirt that required some throttle and patience. My bet is that the whole thing is open now. It looked like culvert work. Even if it was fully blocked it wouldn't take much of a detour to get around on other roads, as they were all close.

The bigger one on SL3 was just southeast of the Okefenokee sign, and it looked like no one had worked on it for months. I was puzzled at why they barricaded it so, because the bridge seemed sturdy enough. I can see where other riders had gone below the bridge and through a pretty deep and sharp "standing water" crossing, but it looked too scary to me. I drug the bike over the barricade just so I could say I did it, but if I come to something like that again I'll just bypass it. I think I only would have missed 5 miles or so of dirt to bypass it. Granted, it was the fun wide-open sand stuff, but I still would have bypassed it.

Thanks again for putting this all together. It was great fun.

By the way, just for curiosity sake, is TET5 and TET6 a lot like TET4 (sweet awesome paved mountain passes and gnarly sections like the BBB area)?

The reason I ask is because I'll be taking the TET to get from the DC area down to Jellico, TN, and I am trying to plan my tire choices. If there are some super cool paved parts, I'll probably put on a set of more street worthy tires, but if there isn't much cool paved stuff, then I'll just stick to something more knobby.

My guess is TET5 and 6 are much like TET4 based on the topo stuff I have been looking at.

Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:01 PM   #29
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Awesome brother! Love that picture of the mountain side with all the icicles hanging off.


Now the TET has jumped up a few spots on my places to ride list.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:34 AM   #30
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Tet 5 & 6

5 has more gravel and less paved - including some fun creek crossings on the south side of the Smokies. Also the abandoned scenic highway - the post apocalyptic highway.

6 has a higher percentage of paved, but also has a few sections of tough stuff in the NRA in Va.

What you ran tire wise probably would again be a good choice.... I used K270's when I laid it out, but I was scouting some stuff that was much tougher - ended up I couldn't use it.

Glad you enjoyed it.....
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