Brother In Law and I wanted to ride the KLR's up in the mountains looking for cooler weather. Tellico Plains seemed to be the place. I had downloaded all of Pythons routes from the Adventure site and also the GPS files from a great article in RoadRUNNER magazine from an article called "Tennessee Three Day Waltz" where the writer rode his KLR out of Tellico on the gravel roads and trails in the Cherokee National Forest.
We trailered the bikes from Valdosta and found a good room in Etowah which is about 14 miles west of Tellico. The run over in the early morning from there to Tellico got the juices running and we rode about 390 miles in the two days we had there. Great roads and routes and we both enjoyed this trip.
This video is just a short run on Witt Road going south out of Tellico off or Highway 68. In this section there were four water crossings we did. I was a little worried about them as there had been a great deal of rain in the week or so before we arrived and I had also seen the many spills others had done in these creek crossings. But we both are old south Georgia enduro riders from way back and as you can see in the video we had no trouble with any of them. I think the experience and the correct gear selection and not being timid in going across helped us here.
I recommend this area to anyone wanting something with some challenges and some up's and down's. They are all here and it's a drastic change to the flat dirt roads we ride down home in south Georgia and north Florida.
Taken with a GoPro Hero II cam mounted both on the fairing of the KLR688 I was riding and on my helmet mount. I scaled the video down for size constraints here.
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