The way down to MMM
First of all I had to get to the location and it was 45 degrees and raining in Kansas so I decided to go as far south as possible and then take the most fun roads east through Arkansas that I could find.
A day early to meet up with my friend DeathMagnet to go through the Tail of the Dragon and a neat little dirt track that DeathMagnet found a few years ago we call the “Gravel Dragon”.
Unfortunately the road was closed – and not just a little closed – it had a serious padlock on it and the gate was unmovable, its also on a bridge so there is no going around the roadblock.
Closer view of sign
Typically when I have been on the Dragon its been on or near a weekend and always during very nice weather during the summer and its been crowded and slow. However Wednesday March 29th 2017 after 5pm when the KillBoy camera guys have all left, there was virtually no one on the road. I would never advise breaking laws or proclaiming on the Internet that I was anything other than law abiding, however; it did seam that a person could get well above 60mph on parts of the Dragon on that day.
MMM Day 1
Within about 3 minutes I bumped into Dennis Godwin a GS Trophy rider who rode over from California (actually riding the first leg about 23 hours straight from California to the Kansas Arkansas boarder).
Dennis Godwin’s Wolf!
Dennis is a really good guy and I had been looking for him since he posted the wolf photo on Facebook before heading out.
On the topic of GS trophy riders I turned around and bumped into Tom Asher who is also a seriously nice guy who runs rider training and was taking people 2 up on his bike through tracks I didn’t even want to look at. Find out more about Tom going to TAARA.
Last year I just watched the bike games, hung around and had fun. This year my buddy DeathMagnet talked me into entering the games.
The Slow Race.
I chose this picture because it looks like I’m doing much better than DeathMagnet (he is in White KLIM and I and I in Blue BMW gear); but its all a trick of the camera angles. I am proud that I didn’t fall over or hurt myself although I was a far ways off from doing well and didn’t place (but did have fun).
The Barrel Race.
In the barrel race two opposed riders race around barrels until one is passed. The person who passes is the winner. This is DeathMagnet on his KTM (he brought lots of bikes). I used hyperlapse to speed up the video and make it more entertaining.
Twisted Throttle Cherokee Challenge
The Cherokee Challenge is sponsored by Twisted Throttle and its about 200 miles of twisty roads and off road. The idea is to have fun and something to do when the bike games are not going on. you can do it all in one day or break it up over several days.
MMM walk about pictures
The Trip Back Home
The round trip
was around 2,500 mile trip and the last day was around 800 miles. Still like the Anakee Wild Front but not super excited about the rear and will be moving back to the TKC-70 on the back.
Its always fun so if you get a chance just go.