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Old 09-30-2013, 06:45 AM   #46
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Hey Mark,
I'm a 'no go' for Saturday. Burned up too much vacation time (I'm a Saturday wage slave) but might run it this Wednesday or even the following Sunday. The tracks look great!!

Thanks for all the hard work!
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:35 PM   #47
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I plan to be there. I'll be riding a DR650 and will probably do the street route
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #48
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Hey Mark,
I'm a 'no go' for Saturday. Burned up too much vacation time (I'm a Saturday wage slave) but might run it this Wednesday or even the following Sunday. The tracks look great!!

Thanks for all the hard work!
Mark,

Send me a pm after you ride if you ride Wednesday

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Old 09-30-2013, 07:18 PM   #49
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Send me a pm after you ride if you ride Wednesday

Mark
Sure will, probably drop by the dealership afterwards. I'll keep my stopwatch going too.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #50
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A friend and I will be joining from so Indiana and Louisville. Very excited for the ride.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #51
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Count one more in from SE KY..
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:46 PM   #52
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Dirt sections and Rain ?

Hey guys,

A comment I received today on the phone about the ride prompted me to write this.

Don't put too much hope in experiencing a lot of technical dirt riding. There are 2 sections that involv dirt/rock/creek beds. Neither are very long or technical. Ground clearance may be an issue for the big bikes like the Yamaha Super Tenere or BMW GS. There are 2 creek crossings, a "ford" across another creek and a gravel road with a nice environment. Not counting the gravel, there might be 2 miles of real off road. It's nothing like a section of an enduro or anything that intense but still a pretty interesting route through some unique places.

Many of the paved roads will satisfy someone from an earlier ride that said it's "like a trail ride for your street bike".

Regarding weather, the dirt route would very likely be impassible if it rains much this week. As far as a rain date, probably 2 weeks later but the roads will be lying there all the time and the gps data will probably still be valid so it can be ridden any time. If the forecast the day before is calling for nothing more than scattered showers, we'll still have food available at 3:30-5:00pm.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #53
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Im in also if weather permits. Ill be in Richmond over the weekend and looking to ride

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Old 10-02-2013, 03:21 AM   #54
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Another favor to ask. If any of you have a SPOT transceiver that we could track during the ride, I'd like the link for it.
Mark: Here's the link to my spot. It won't be active until Saturday.

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...1524bf28faa708

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Old 10-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #55
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Anyone going to be in Harrodsburg Friday and/or Saturday night. Looking for someone to split a motel room. Plan on arriving late afternoon Friday and leaving early Sunday
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #56
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Rode the paved tracks today...total blast guys! Took me about 6 hours with one 30 minute lunch break and several shorter stops. I used the published tracks and they worked great on my gps. As Mark said, about 170 miles or so.

Here's a few pics...

Mark mentioned this sign just EAST of Lancaster...nothing to do with our routes.





Couple things to watch out for if you're cooking around a curve on these back roads. It's Black walnut and Osage orange season. You don't want to roll over one of these things at a lean. They were everywhere...











Great riding today.











Saw a couple of these official looking signs, can someone 'splain them to me??








Big scooters on the Valley View ferry.





Very neat road. You can figure out what kind of 'road' it used to be.





This was the narrowest paved road I've ever been on. My mirrors were almost hitting the brush on both sides.











Plenty of fast sweepers too.





Great layout work Mark! Wish I could have joined the group Saturday and you folks have fun, I sure did!
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:53 PM   #57
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Anyone going to be in Harrodsburg Friday and/or Saturday night. Looking for someone to split a motel room. Plan on arriving late afternoon Friday and leaving early Sunday
This should be a good one,but I won't be able to make it..
Have fun everybody and Be Safe!
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #58
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Thanks mbab

Thanks for the heads up on the hedge apples and walnuts. You can thank Ahilis for 90% of the scouting and mapping of the route.

I was glad to see you riding from the data today. It's good to have someone proof ride it.

Maybe we'll see you in April for the next ride. Are you planning another Ice Breaker?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #59
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Anyone going to be in Harrodsburg Friday and/or Saturday night. Looking for someone to split a motel room. Plan on arriving late afternoon Friday and leaving early Sunday
Hay RoadDad, OBD and WRJim are staying in Danville Friday night and Jim has a friend that has a room also. I will call him tomorrow and find out if he wants a roommate or you could stay with us if you don't mind a roll-away. We are planning on going to Eddie Montgomery Steakhouse Friday night. If you have never been there it is very cool.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:29 AM   #60
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Hay RoadDad, OBD and WRJim are staying in Danville Friday night and Jim has a friend that has a room also. I will call him tomorrow and find out if he wants a roommate or you could stay with us if you don't mind a roll-away. We are planning on going to Eddie Montgomery Steakhouse Friday night. If you have never been there it is very cool.
Sorry man but last I heard the steak house was closed. :-(
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