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These are the videos from the ride in Red River Gorge. The first one is just the short ride through the Nada Tunnel on Nada Tunnel Road: 0:52. The 2nd one is of a ride on some gravel above the gorge on the Tunnel Ridge Road: 13:21. It was hard packed gravel, but there were a few wet, slippery spots and plenty of potholes. The last is the video from the whole loop consisting of roads 15 (Campton Road), 715 (Sky Bridge Road) and 77 (Nada Tunnel Road). Please hit the Continue Reading to view the videos.
This weekend constitutes the inaugural motocamping trip on Raven. I was doing a full load out, even though it was only going to be for one night. I wanted to see how she would handle the weight and make sure I could handle the extra weight on long trips at speed and in twisties. I was joined on the trip down by two other riders, David on his NC700X and Kelly on his BMW RS1100. I set my GPS to stick with the Scenic Routes only, forbidding Freeways and larger highways. We went all over the Kentucky countryside and cruised through the more remote areas of the horse farms and back country. We pulled out from the our starting point of E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, located near my house at just barely after 9:15 AM. We pulled into the loop at Natural Bridge Park just at 12:30 PM. Read the rest of this entry »