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 Post subject: Ride Royal Blue/North Cumberland WMA November 8th-11th.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:28 pm 
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A group of us from Georgia are going to try this place out. I didn't realize that this is the same weekend as the back to the roots ride, so I'm not trying to take anyone from that gathering. Just letting people know that another buggy group will be here if they're close by and want to ride some and hang out. We're always down with meeting others in this hobby. All are welcome.
Scot with the Manco Deuce buggies from the Buggy Bash may be attending as well. Had a great time at Turkey Bay Bash this year, and will expect the same here. None of us have been to Ride Royal Blue, but have heard great things about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort September 6-8th
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:06 pm 
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Had a awesome time at Ride Royal Blue, we only had 4 buggies in our group. The rest were atv's and bikes. It's a great place to ride and has some great views too, even though we never made it to any of the 3 water falls or elk viewings I wanted to see. Very large area with over 600 miles of trails and access to over 200,000 acres. The trails are open 24/7 too.
I got to do some night riding, and we all loved it. I think I like driving the trails at night more than during the day. Just don't ride alone, we didn't run into a lot of people at night. So if something were to happen, it would take a while to get to you. But there is cell service in most of the areas we went.
If you're 18 and over, you don't have to wear a helmet, and flags are not required. It's a very relaxed atmosphere on the resort. Cabins and RV areas with the facilities to accommodate. The General Store is kind of pricey, but to be expected.
They do have some very difficult trails similar to Turkey Bay trails with rocks, but they are still plenty of other maintained easier trails that you can just cruise on.
Also, you can have the option to drive on certain marked county and city (La Follette) roads during day light hours. You need to be 16 or over with a valid drivers license and insurance on your atv. Have working brake/tail lights and headlights on while driving, and be wearing a helmet with goggles. Your ATV needs to go 35+MPH.
So Yes, I did put insurance on the HH 250SS, and did get to drive on the street. On one trip, I hit 46mph in the HH just trying to keep the group together while leading. I was told when we stopped that I was going much faster, and the friends that stayed behind me on their Kawasaki 650 & Polaris 500 said we were doing 51mph. So I guess the HH speedometer is off 5mph. On the way back to the resort I was leading again. This time though I wanted to see what the HH would do. I was able to hit 51.9mph (HH speedometer) topped out nice and smooth, maybe a little faster (But not much) if there was more of a downhill area. If I started to go uphill, it wouldn't maintain that speed and would slow down to 45mph. So I guess the HH 250SS is capable of 54-56 mph if you have the room to get there. The buggy felt more comfortable driving faster down the mountain curves than my Yukon. It was a good experience.
I did suffer a sidewall puncture on the HH front tire, and they're 6 ply. Didn't get to drive it Saturday, but my friend was kind enough to let me drive his Kawasaki 650 for 7 hours. Tried patching the sidewall twice, but it wouldn't hold. Bought 2 cans of fix a flat for almost $30 at the General Store. It worked and I was able to drive it on the last day. But with it being a sidewall puncture, I'm still going to replace the tire.
All in all, we all agreed we're going back there because we all liked it so much. It's not a bad place for buggies, but you still have to be careful. It can and will break a buggy and 4 wheeler. The polaris 500 shredded it's kevlar cvt belt and a honda 300 stripped a hub. You have to be careful on the dirtbikes as well, or you'll hurt yourself. If you ride too hard on anything, chances are you're going to break something off roading.


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 Post subject: Re: Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort September 6-8th
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort September 6-8th
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Looks like it was a blast! Its a 13h drive for me which for a fun trip is not that bad! Might look in to going sometime!

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 Post subject: Re: Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort September 6-8th
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:01 pm 
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Liberty wrote:
Looks like it was a blast! Its a 13h drive for me which for a fun trip is not that bad! Might look in to going sometime!

It was a great time. 13 hours?!?. That's a haul. If you plan on making this trip, I'd stay at least 5-6 days. That way you could see a lot of it. If you have an RV, it would be a cheaper stay. They do have a place for you to do laundry. Also had 2 areas to wash your ATV's too, but you need tokens.
The cabins are not bad, they're just double wide trailers for the larger groups. They had 2 bathrooms and a laundry room in the one we had.
Plus Brimestone and Windrock are not too far from it, and they have nicer cabins from the pics. But I'm more about the riding myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort September 6-8th
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Thank you for the info!

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 Post subject: Re: Ride Royal Blue ATV Resort November 8th-11th.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:38 am 
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We're all going back to the North Cumberland WMA to ride on November 8th - 11th. We're staying in the town of La Follette this time. We should have around 8-9 buggies in the group, with a couple of UTV's and 4 wheelers. It's a Sunday-Wednesday trip this time, weird days. But it was the only way to get 2 places side by side for the whole group.
If anyone wants to ride with us on any of those days, just let me know. Should be a blast like last time.

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