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Tumbleweed

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PostSubject: Knott County, KY ride report   Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:06 pm

Well we came, we saw, we conquered!!!
http://s340.photobucket.com/albums/o327/skyrider_photos/Kentucky%20Fall%20Ride%202010/?start=all

We got down there early evening on Friday. Went for a 3-4 hour ride.
Funniest thing was coming up on a Honda Big Red that was mired so deep in peanut butter type mud that they had been there 5 hours by themselves. They had built a fire to keep the bears away! It took our group about 30-40 minutes to get them unstuck using 4 winches and 2 snatch blocks! Then once on solid ground it could barely move under it's own power. Mud was gumming up the works.

All in all it was a great, but short weekend. We had about 50 riders total. 29 from Michigan and 21 locals. BBQ at the Training Center Saturday night.

It is especially promising if you have a guide. It's getting better than before in the spring. They are working on campsites.

Check 'em out!
http://www.knottcountyadventure.com/atv.html

Posted on the old QC site as well!
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:12 pm

5 hours stuck in the mud... Shocked ...seems like they may need to think about upgrading to 4 wheel drive & getting a winch.

Cool pics... Glad everyone had a good time, it's always to short a time.

Looks like a very nice Safety Training Center too.

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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:38 am

That sounds like some 'thick' nasty mud. Mad Enjoyed viewing the pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:58 pm

I think the Big Red UTV if thats what they are talking about (and not the 3 wheeler) IS 4WD. Its not what I would call a trail machine. Can't beleive if it was a 3 wheeler it would have taken 4 winches to get out.
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:39 am

Cool photos. Thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:17 pm

The stuck vehicle was the UTV (Rhino type).
But since it comes from Honda it does not have a diff lock in the front. Thus it is only a 3WD! And heavy!
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:56 pm

I liked seeing the pictures, looked like some nice trails. Sounds like that Big Red is a big turd.
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:23 pm

That kind of mud is nasty...sounds like what we call sludge.
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:56 am

Nice post, Tumblweed. Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:02 am

My wife and I took the RZR to Hazard, Kentucky for a couple days riding. The first place we went was a strip mine, were a local warned us to be careful, cause they were always changing the roads there. He said you might come flying around a curve, and the road would end with a 30 or 40 foot drop off! That was behind the Willie Begley center, where we bought our permits for the Daniel Boone National Forest. We rode around there a while, but got bored. There were only 2 roads in there, and they weren't very long. So we loaded up and headed out.
    The next stop was at the Peabody Trailhead for the Redbird Crest trail. There is a Ranger station there, and we tried to get a good map, but no one was there. So we just took off, after squeezing through the 50 inch pipes. This trail is all woods, with steep inclines and rocky areas. It was a little bit of a test for the 570 RZR, but it handled it amazingly well. I am glad the rain that was threatening held off, because if the trail was good and wet, the RZR would have been clawing up hill, and sliding down. I would classify the trail as mostly a Blue trail. And considering we were alone out there, and my wife uses oxygen, we had to be really careful not to get our selves in trouble. But there were some great views on the trail, and we really enjoyed the ride. With the sky getting darker, we decided to be prudent, and turn back after going 3/4s of the way to the next trailhead. We got back to our motel in Hazard just ahead of a deluge.
    The next day, we headed the opposite way from Hazard, and went to place called Mine Made Adventure Park. This place was a little bit difficult to find, as the GPS coordinates didn't line up. But once we got there it was good. There is a large training facility there, again, no one around. This also a no fee place, so you don't need a permit. It was mostly open ground, an old strip mine that has been reclaimed. It had wide open views, with elk tracks all over it. There was a bit of woods riding, with some creek crossings. It was nice, for a change, to just sit back and open up the RZR on these trails. We spent the whole day, just cruising through the place. Here again, we were the only ones out there. We did see a work crew of 2 people, but that was it. These trails were Green classification.
    We had to head home the next day, but we definitely enjoyed our trip to Kentucky, and also loved the fact the fees were either low, or non-existent. We did have a couple of small problems, blow-out on the trailer, lost the brakes on the truck, but we didn't let it stop our fun. This trip was made in late May, 2014. Till next time. Sullyjim
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:59 am

Everybody is riding but me! It's just not fair. Laughing Looks like a good time!
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:44 am

Not everybody Lee. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Knott County, KY ride report   Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:22 am

Yeah, definitely not everyone.  Neutral

Love reading reports, though. Thanks Sully!
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