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post #1 of 5 Old 08-20-2018, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Smokey Mtn 500

We have postponed TdP this year, but we are replacing it with the SM500! So, if you already had those dates set aside to ride......no worries....you can still ride!

The SM500 is about half the length of The Bootlegger, so you will be able to do it in a weekend. It is a daily journey from motorcycle campground to motorcycle campground.......along some of our favorite FS roads and twisty pavement!
Think of it as a sampling of 5 of our rides: Roads & Trails, BOOH, Valley in the Sky, Cuhutta DS, and TdT.

Let us know if you are able to make it. Look forward to seeing you guys! I will only be able to do half the ride.


What: Smokey Mountain 500
When: Sept 20-23
Who: Dualsports/Adventure Bikes of all sizes! (All bikes welcome, though)
Where: Nightly stay.....

Thursday Night - Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge
Friday Night - Two Wheels of Suches
Saturday Night - Cherohala Mountain Trails Campground
Back to Iron Horse on Sunday, if needed.


Rider....................Bike..................... .Days
johnboync..............KLR650......Thur(pm)-Sun
steve.....................KLR650......Fri(am)-Sun
cherokee_chuck......KLR719......Sat(pm)-Sun
mdrake..................DR650.......Fri(pm)-Sun

As you look at the maps, you will see that this group is going in a clockwise direction. Please jump in anytime during the ride. There will be talk of lunch stops each day, in case you need to jump into the ride during the middle of the day.

If you are not tenting, please make arrangements soon for a cabin or bunkhouse room. The Kickstand Lodge, near Iron Horse ML, is a nice alternative as well. Also.....if you are needing to trailer to a starting off point, there are places at the campgrounds to leave you rigs.

Keep Loving Rides!

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-07-2018, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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ALERT..........CHANGE IN FIRST CAMPGROUND

Due to Horizons Unlimited having the Iron Horse Campground booked up, the jumping off point will be at KICKSTAND LODGE


CWAY and friend will be joining you guys from the great state of Michigan, sometime on Friday!



Here is the link to the maps for SM 500.

https://advrider.com/index.php?threa...in-500.926507/


What: Smokey Mountain 500
When: Sept 20-23
Who: Dualsports/Adventure Bikes of all sizes! (All bikes welcome, though)
Where: Nightly stay.....
Thursday Night - Kickstand Lodge
Friday Night - Two Wheels of Suches
Saturday Night - Cherohala Mountain Trails Campground
Back to Iron Horse on Sunday, if needed.


Rider....................Bike..................... .Days
johnboync..............KLR650......Thur(pm)-Sun(pm)
steve.....................KLR650......Thur(pm)-Sun(pm)
cherokee_chuck......KLR719......Sat(pm)-Sun(pm)
mdrake..................DR650.......Fri(pm)-Sun
shakeyjake18.........XR650L......Thur(pm)-Fri(pm)
tube8520...............KLR650......Fri(pm)-Sun(pm)
woodsatyr..............WR250.......Thur (pm)-Sun(pm)
Nanc.....................WR250.......Thur (pm)-Sun(pm)
CWAY....................KLR650.......Fri(pm)-Mon
Chad's friend..........KLR650.......Fri(pm)-Mon

As you look at the maps, you will see that this group is going in a clockwise direction. Please jump in anytime during the ride. There will be talk of lunch stops each day, in case you need to jump into the ride during the middle of the day.

If you are not tenting, please make arrangements soon for a cabin or bunkhouse room. If you are needing to trailer to a starting off point, there are places at the campgrounds to leave you rigs.

Keep Loving Rides!
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-15-2018, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Updated.......lost Dean and Chad's friend....picked up Stewbo, David, sandman001, and Redfunduro!

ALERT..........CHANGE IN FIRST CAMPGROUND

Due to Horizons Unlimited having the Iron Horse Campground booked up, the jumping off point will be at KICKSTAND LODGE


CWAY and friend will be joining you guys from the great state of Michigan, sometime on Friday!



Here is the link to the maps for SM 500.

https://advrider.com/index.php?threa...in-500.926507/


What: Smokey Mountain 500
When: Sept 20-23
Who: Dualsports/Adventure Bikes of all sizes! (All bikes welcome, though)
Where: Nightly stay.....
Thursday Night - Kickstand Lodge
Friday Night - Two Wheels of Suches
Saturday Night - Cherohala Mountain Trails Campground
Back to Iron Horse on Sunday, if needed.


Rider....................Bike..................... .Days
johnboync..............KLR650......Thur(pm)-Sun(pm)
steve.....................KLR650......Thur(pm)-Sun(pm)
cherokee_chuck......KLR719......Sat(pm)-Sun(pm)
mdrake..................DR650.......Fri(pm)-Sun
tube8520...............KLR650......Fri(pm)-Sun(pm)
woodsatyr..............WR250.......Thur (pm)-Sun(pm)
Nanc.....................WR250.......Thur (pm)-Sun(pm)
CWAY....................KLR650.......Fri(pm)-Mon
David Redwine.......KTM690R.....Thur(pm)-Sun
Stewbo.................KLR650........Sat(pm)-Sun
sandman001.........WR250.........Sat(pm)-Sun
Redfunduro..........BMW650.......Thur(pm)-Sat
Jled71..................KLR650........Thur/Fri-Sun

As you look at the maps, you will see that this group is going in a clockwise direction. Please jump in anytime during the ride. There will be talk of lunch stops each day, in case you need to jump into the ride during the middle of the day.

If you are not tenting, please make arrangements soon for a cabin or bunkhouse room. If you are needing to trailer to a starting off point, there are places at the campgrounds to leave you rigs.

Keep Loving Rides!

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-17-2018, 08:16 PM
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I think I'm in, at least for fri and sat

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Hey all, I started a made it home thread

https://www.klrforum.com/southeast-riders/69819-sm500-made-home-thread.html

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
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The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
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