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I planned to camp at Cumberland Falls State Park, KY from Friday through Columbus Day and as it approached it looked like Hurricane Delta was going to rain on my parade. Every day the forecast got worse. On the Monday before the weekend I checked to see if I could go up early on Wednesday since the weather had been beautiful. I couldn't get in at the campground, so I did the next best thing and booked into Standing Stone State Park, TN for Wednesday and Thursday nights before heading to Cumberland Falls. Standing Stone State Park was kind of on my way to Cumberland Falls State Park so I figured I would be able to get in some street riding on Friday before the rains came in.

This was to be my first trip with two bikes loaded in my enclosed trailer that I am slowly converting into a rustic toy hauler / camping platform. The plan was to bring the Moto Guzzi for street riding and the Van Van for exploring forest service roads.

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Standing Stone State Park was a nice surprise and there were great paved and unpaved roads to ride.

I use www.gravelmap.com to help find unpaved roads in an area of interest and will add to the website if I find additional roads. I use Google to search for "nice" motorcycle roads in the area of interest. There are a few websites dedicated to motorcycle routes and roads.

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My trailer is fully insulated, but I have found that controlling the climate in the trailer is a bit of a challenge. If it is hot enough for AC the unit will do the job of keeping things cool, but might not do that great with humidity. After a couple trips where I just felt like it was humid in the trailer, I bought a humidity meter / thermometer to monitor the climate and found that I needed to supplement the AC with a dehumidifier. I also have a ceramic heater that I have yet to need even thought the temps were getting in the low 50s at night outside.

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Friday I moved to Cumberland Falls State Park as was able to ride a few of the twisty roads I had planned on riding while there. If I had only brought the Moto Guzzi on this trip I would have either went home early or found something other than riding to do because Saturday and Sunday were constant rain to constant light rain. The Van Van and many miles of Forest Service roads were fun in those conditions. Thankful I bought full gore-tex gear when I was doing major touring. I was comfortable and dry the entire weekend.

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Very cool dude!!!! Didn't know you had a Moto Guzzi....they are my favorite brand next to MoCo....came close to buying one...
 

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That trailer came together very nicely for your camping needs, terrific job. Thanks for the pictorial of your long weeked, looks like lots of fun, despite the rain. Very nice.
 

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What a great way to start my day by looking thru your pics. Thanks for sharing.......and agree your trailer is exactly what everyone needs, bike hauler/motel room all in one. Iam adding Cumberland State Park area to my leaving NJ list;)

Just want to add........I REALLY LIKE your style!!!!
 

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Great thread David & of course for me the pics are ICING ON THE CAKE! Been to at least three of those areas when I lived in Tennessee; sure do miss the southern states riding roads! Thanks for the share. Been awake since 4am, just couldn’t sleep it’s 5:25 now. Started out reading a book and glad my iPad was handy; this is a wonderful “SHORT STORY”!
 
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You're living your best life and that's inspiring brother! Thanks for sharing. Cool little Van Van. Wife & I are planning to buy the TW200 as a 3rd bike.

Wife & I are getting close to getting to Tennessee. Housing market there is tough right now. Some great areas there, the Bluegrass state and the Appalachians - miss them dearly.
 
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