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Monday, June 24, 2019

Smoky Mountain 1000 - Offroad Adventure

Several friends and I are going to be headed to the Smoky Mountains for a 1,000 mile offroad adventure. This is one of many warm-ups we'll be running until the 2020 TAT.

If you're interested in learning more about the Smoky Mountains 1,000 - here are a couple links:
1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/229150894116972/
2. https://advrider.com/f/threads/smokey-mountains-1000.1233049/

The four of us will be taking a leisurely pace, most days will be between 150-175 miles. However, one day we have a whopping 275 miles. We will see if we can make it... remember, this is all off-road and on slow curvy/mountainous roads.

We leave in about a month's time - no exact dates yet. However, I'll post a spotwalla tracking link on my page before we leave so everyone can keep up with us.

I wanted to do some camping - but some of the guys we are going with prefer more comfortable accommodations. I'm still going to be packing my camping gear because I really need to start testing the weight distribution and my setup.

While on the SM1000 adventure, we will be staying in some pretty nice cabins / lodges throughout the Smoky Mountains. 

The bikes that will be on this trip:
2 x BMW f800GS
1 x KTM 990 Adventure R (biggest bike in the crowd)
1 x KTM 790 Adventure R

Until we leave, I'll continue to ride locally. I might be able to convince my wife to go up to Ocala national forest for an overnight camping expedition.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2019 KTM 790 Adventure R

Picked up both KTM 790 Adventure R's on 6/8. Been riding it around a little, tested off-road as well. I can tell you that I already love this bike.

Quick ride around the property and through the creek - btw, I'm horrible at using GoPro's video editing... so I messed up the transition from the creek.