Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by juddspaintballs » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:45 am

Have fun on the KY Trail. I hope it's not too slippery!
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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by beejaytee » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:52 am

I think we definitely lucked out with the leg room for this trip. Image


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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by Rut Row » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm

the Van-o-War is a rolling hotel isn't it. :hi5:
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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by Todd34 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:48 pm

How'd those storms work out? We are getting hammered right now.
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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by Rut Row » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:13 pm

Todd34 wrote:
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How'd those storms work out? We are getting hammered right now.
I'm guessing they are getting "hammered" right now too! :cheers: :killingme:
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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by beejaytee » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:18 pm

Image Bucho said let's go on a short ride to shakedown the bikes. Here we are only 9 miles in sweating our asses off and getting nowhere on this hill. No rain sunshine and clouds though.


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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by dirtygrunt » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:15 pm

beejaytee wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:18 pm
Image Bucho said let's go on a short ride to shakedown the bikes. Here we are only 9 miles in sweating our asses off and getting nowhere on this hill. No rain sunshine and clouds though.


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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by beejaytee » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:12 pm

Day 1: Phill, Jim, Janis and I got to Mate-wan around 3pm, checked in to the hotel and geared up for a "warm up/shakedown" ride. 3hours and one impassable hill climb later we returned , wet, muddy and hungry to meet the rest of the crew who were thoroughly lubricated. We had a great BBQ dinner served by Mrs Kathy at the inn.


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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by Bucho » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:43 pm

Sorry, Im having trouble posting pics for some reason. That will have to wait till I get home maybe.

Day Zero: Went fairly well. Our crew all arrived on time and we were loaded up and rolling just a few minutes past 0800. I like beejaytee's pics. We rode in proper VanOWar style, swapping moto stories and playing metal on the radio.
Got in early enough to go for a good shakedown ride. It was supposed to be a relatively easy ride but I led us down one of the single track trails #149. It was muddy but not too bad. A good test for bikes and luggage.
But yes, there was a hill that "wasnt too bad" a few years ago. But now is uber rutted out and slick from the rain earlier today. After being ourselves to death a little we headed back for a nice bbq dinner
We all are excited for tomorrow's ride.
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Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 19-25, 2017

Post by Bucho » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:50 pm

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