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Old 09-13-2013, 07:02 AM   #16
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Awesome man! I'd love to see that posted up at dualsportmaps.com
Done!

Now how about that iOS app?
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:09 AM   #17
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Fantastic! Can't wait to give it a go, thanks for all your hard work!
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #18
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Thank you very much, Jeff!!!

Its people like you that make adventure riding the excellent past time it is!!






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After 6 years of development, I've finally got the KAT to where I'm happy with it.
This is a 833 mile loop (not counting the hard sections) around the hills and mountains of south eastern Kentucky. It is about 65% rural narrow twisty paved roads with the rest being gravel and dirt roads. It will take 4 full summer days of riding to complete the main loop. It will take 5-6 days if you take the hard sections. Some of these areas are very remote so do not go alone! The average distance between gas stops is around 50 miles. I have marked with waypoints the gas stations, food and hotels.

This loop does go through some active coal mining areas on the far eastern side but the roads are still open to the public. You may run into a situation where the road is shut down due to work or blasting. There will be a security guard in a truck, the ones that I have spoke with are very friendly and more than happy to tell you a way around.

As far as bikes go, the main loop can be done on bigger bikes but keep in mind there are sections with large rocks, some mud and hills so I highly recommend that you have experience in these conditions and run an aggressive tire.

If you decide that you want to take the hard sections, I highly recommend light weight bikes that can handle very difficult single track, mud, creeks, hills, rocks, tight switch backs, downed trees and lots of other trail nasties. I would only recommend taking these sections if you are a very experienced off road rider. The Hatfield Extreme section requires a Hatfield McCoy trail pass. FULL KNOBBIES ARE A MUST!!!

The main loop is broken down into sections using different colors with each color being 500 track points or less. The red sections are the hard sections.

You must use a GPS that is capable of reading track logs (NOT ROUTES!). Garmin Roads and Recreation software shows all of these roads. I have also had very good luck using my iPhone and the Motion X GPS app with the Motion X Roads mapset. I used this on my final check ride this past week and it worked perfectly.

Here are some hotels that I have stayed in and recommend...

Slade, Li'l Abner Motel
Williamson, Mountaineer Hotel
Harlan, Mount Aire Motel
Jellico, Days Inn
Williamsburg, Cumberland Inn‎
McKee, Town & Country Motel

Post your comments, ride report links and if you run into any issues here.

Have fun and ride safe!



Here is the GPX file...always download the latest addition before making the trip as I may add or change things from time to time.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:43 AM   #19
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #20
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Thanks for bringing it over the goal line. This will be a huge boost to riding in our state.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #21
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Wow thanks Jeff - this is perfect!
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #22
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Now how about that iOS app?

I am not doing DSM on iOs at the moment. I am actually working on something completely different. It is the coolest, high tech iOS & Android fuse block you've ever seen. Check it out. http://kck.st/17XjTrE
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:21 PM   #23
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:47 AM   #24
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Very nice, I was born and raised in Whitesburg. We do several DS trips a year in the area and will give this a go.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:46 AM   #25
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Thanks Jeff

Thanks for your hard work Jeff. I plan on riding mid October and want to also try and look up the covered bridges in the area while I'm there. I think you posted bridge waypoints, so this sounds like a fun trip. Hoping to have a buddy ride along on a new Husky 650 so I am not sure but I think I'll probably ride my WRR. Do you think the WRR will be enough for the difficult sections? If weather permits I would like to do them - won't have knobby - will have to run a trials tire and try not to kill it on the road. Thanks again
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #26
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Thanks for your hard work Jeff. I plan on riding mid October and want to also try and look up the covered bridges in the area while I'm there. I think you posted bridge waypoints, so this sounds like a fun trip. Hoping to have a buddy ride along on a new Husky 650 so I am not sure but I think I'll probably ride my WRR. Do you think the WRR will be enough for the difficult sections? If weather permits I would like to do them - won't have knobby - will have to run a trials tire and try not to kill it on the road. Thanks again
The WRR is capable of doing the hard sections if you are. These sections can be very difficult in spots. I highly recommend that you have lots of experience on very technical single track before attempting these sections. Here are some examples of the hard sections...

















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Old 09-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #27
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Great pics Jeff! I thought I might be OK until the last rock face - like to see a guy get a WRR up that. Not to sure bout that hill climb either! Maybe I better save that stuff for another day - Thanks again
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:13 AM   #28
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #29
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You did an awesome job on the tracks. Nice and clean and simple. So many people post crap in little pieces with over laps and skips. You even cut it up for small 500 point GPSs. Great job, I know it took time and effort to do this!
Thank you!!!!! I will be riding your track ASAP.
We just got done with this one> http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632804
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:07 AM   #30
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Great pics Jeff! I thought I might be OK until the last rock face - like to see a guy get a WRR up that. Not to sure bout that hill climb either! Maybe I better save that stuff for another day - Thanks again
It's not the bike, it's the rider. A very good rider would have little problem getting a WRR up that rock face.
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