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

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:48 am
by Skinny-J
I realize 2017 is still a little ways out but I want to make sure we coordinate dates with Ken's TPAT ride...

It was Bucho's ideal, WF has bid his vacation and I have started planning for a week long assault of the Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) next June. The KAT's main route is big-bike friendly but the options are NOT; ie it has something for everyone. It should be epic; if you ride motorcycles and don't come on this ride you are fuking gay! :hug:

More later (like in 2017) but here is your pre-requisite reading:
KAT

KAT Ride report

SJ

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:55 am
by Rut Row
As far as bikes go, the main loop can be done on bigger bikes but keep in mind there are sections with large rocks, logs, mud and hills so I highly recommend that you have experience in these conditions and run FULL KNOBBY tires!
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Hmmm ... my FZ-09 Adventure might have a problem with the options :barf:

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:14 pm
by jxs2151
Subscribing

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:35 pm
by juddspaintballs
What part of June?

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:00 pm
by Junior
650? or is this a truck and trailer ride?

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:40 pm
by Bucho
Junior wrote:650? or is this a truck and trailer ride?
I was thinking I would drive my van down with my 650 in the back.
(I know kinda lame to haul bikes that can be ridden there. But will make the transport days a little easier. I can pack lots of extras. If we have at least one vehicle to be there for rescue duty should mean we wont have to use it. )Anyone who wants can certainly make an even more epic ride by riding there and back too.

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:04 pm
by Rut Row
Bucho wrote: If we have at least one vehicle to be there for rescue duty should mean we wont have to use it. )Anyone who wants can certainly make an even more epic ride by riding there and back too.
having seen the pics of the options, this sounds mighty smart to me!

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:07 am
by Bucho
After reading a ride report or two about the KAT I knew it was a ride that I had to do.
There is a great ADV ride report from canonshot(?). Two guys on big bikes, a SuperTen and a big twin Kato. The guy really shows a great ride. I would love to do it, even if it was just the "big bike" route. But since it is an awesome adventure ride AND has single track!!!
Hells Yeah!!!


Im sure we will discuss this more in 2017. But the basic plan is a week long trip. I will be driving down in my van. SkinnyJ, Patrick etc.. will possibly also drive down with truck and the JAT (Jay adv trailer). Anyone can ride their bike down (like a man) who wants to.

Once down there we will leave the van/truck and be off on an epic five day ride around eastern Kentucky dipping into Tenn and WV in some spots. Packing light, (change of clothes, basic tools, camelback), and staying in cheap hotels. Though Im cool camping the first and last night in the van/JAT.

Depending on how many come we can do multiple groups. Big Bike main route only, smaller bikes and do some of the options/offroad, and probably a "TOA" (who remembers that?) group.

True dualsport ride. Come one, come all!

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:29 am
by Wingfixer
juddspaintballs wrote:What part of June?
June 19-25.

Re: Kentucky Adventure Trail (KAT) June 2017

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:12 am
by Rut Row
Wingfixer wrote:
juddspaintballs wrote:What part of June?
June 19-25.
it is now on the DAMN Calendar and my wish list