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Exile 07-04-2010 07:53 PM

Reise - For Adventure on the Trans America Trail
 
Reise: the German word for Journey. I thought it was only fitting that this word be used as a heading for our trip on the Trans America Trail. From my planning thread here, my friend and I have been preparing two DR650's for a journey across the United States on Sam's famous TAT.

The trip begins as we leave for Jellico, TN and the trail head. From there we traverse the trail making a side stop for a day along the White Rim Trail in Utah.

Maps of our journey from Tavis' RR.
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Bikes
DR650's - Mine
DRZ400 - Tavis'

RR Index. Note that some of our stops were made out of necessity and not Sam's recommended destinations.

Day 1-2
Charleston, IL to Jellico, TN
Stayed at Indian Mountain State Park
Jellico, TN to Rock Island, TN
Stayed at Rock Island State Park

Day 2
Day 2-4
Rock Island, TN to Lawrenceburg, TN
Stayed at David Crockett State Park
Lawrenceburg, TN to Pocahontas, TN
Stayed at Big Hill Pond State Park

Day 5
Pocahontas, TN to West Helena, AR
Stayed at Motel 6

Day 6-7
West Helena, AR to Beebe, AR
Stayed at Economy Inn

Day 7-8 [Ozarks]
Beebe, AR to Shores Township, AR
Stayed at Shores Lake Campground

Day 8-9
Shores Township, AR to Hulah, OK
Stayed at Wah-Sha-She State Park
Hulah, OK to Alva, OK
Stayed at Alva Motel

Day 10-11 [Oil Changed at Valcom Motorsports]
Alva, OK to Elkhart, KS
Stayed at Cimarron River Campground
Elkhart, KS to Trinidad, CO
Stayed at Trinidad Motor Inn

Day 12-13 [Truck Wreck]
Trinidad, CO to Salida, CO
Stayed at Budget Lodge

Day 14
Salida, CO to Lake City, CO
Stayed at National Forest Campground, County Road 3a off of County Road 30

Day 15
Lake City, CO to Monticello, UT
Stayed at Monticello Inn

Day 16 [Tires Changed at Arrowhead Motorsports]
Monticello, UT to Moab, UT
Stayed at Rustic Inn

Day 17 [White Rim Trail]
Outside Moab, UT
Stayed at Rustic Inn

Day 18-19
Moab, UT to Salina, UT
Stayed at Motel in Salina
Salina, UT to Baker, NV
Stayed at Shoshone Campground

Day 20-21
Baker, NV to Eureka, NV
Stayed at RV Park off of Hwy 50 South of Eureka
Eureka, NV to Battle Mountain, NV
Stayed at Big Chief Inn [Nicest and cheapest place all trip + breakfast!]

Day 21-23
Eureka, NV to McDermitt, NV
Stayed at Diamond A Motel
McDermitt, NV to Alturas, CA
Stayed at Cave Lake Campground [Eat at Jerry's in Lakeview, CA. Order the Hungry Traveler!]

Day 24-25
Alturas, CA to Crescent, OR
Stayed at Crescent RV Park
Crescent, OR to Canyonville, OR
Stayed at Leisure Inn

Day 26
Canyonville, OR to Port Orford, OR
Stayed at Battle Rock Motel

23 days of riding not including the trip to Jellico, the extra day in Salida for recovery, or the day on the White Rim Trail. My personal website mimicks this RR here.

Cheers!

LXIV-Dragon 07-04-2010 08:10 PM

Ride Safe! You have the right bike!!

Exile 07-07-2010 10:19 AM

All packed up and ready to go.
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On the 410 miles down to Jellico.
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Camping at Indian Mountain State Park.
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The "trailhead" at the Motel in Jellico. There we met up with 4 other ADVriders; Mototwin, TavisB, and Paul.

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Just before 8:00am, the 6 of us started out. Four DR650's, a DRZ400, and a WR250. What a blast!
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The hills of Tennessee. This morning was a great ride up and down the mountains and through the valleys.<a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4953.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-163" title="IMG_4953" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4953.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

On the steep gravel road before this bridge the first drop occurred. Paul took a turn a bit to fast and went down on his left side. The bike was fine and he was alright at that time. At the next stop his hip looked like he was smuggling a grapefruit. At the end of the day Paul decided to leave to see his Uncle in Nashville who was a doctor. Best of luck Paul.<a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4954.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-163" title="IMG_4954" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4954.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

The next spill happening here while Ryan on the yellow 650 slipped his front tire on the gravel over the bridge. No damage or injury.<a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4955.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-163" title="IMG_4955" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4955.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a><a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4956.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-163" title="IMG_4956" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4956.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a><a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4957.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-163" title="IMG_4957" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4957.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

The famous Tennessee waterhole. The locals drove there vehicles right into the river to swim. All of us contemplated driving into the water at that point.<a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4959.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-163" title="IMG_4959" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4959.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a><a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4960.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-163" title="IMG_4960" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_4960.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
Stopping for a shady break at a steep, shear drop-off.
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The dust was real bad today. All the bikes were filthy.
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At our chosen stop for the night, Rock Island State Park, we came across a closed entrance that we contemplated breaking into.
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We decided to go around instead.
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Finally at our campsite. It was a very nice night.
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The next morning was nice and cool, heading out around 7:00am.
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At our first break stop at a marked "gas" on the charts. Looks like its been closed a while...
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Exile 07-09-2010 09:40 PM

At our lunch stop in Bell Buckle TN. This was a very nice place to stop. We stopped in at the local coffee shop to do some posting and got ice cream at the ice cream parlor.
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Then I got a broken weld fixed at a local repair shop.

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As we got back on the trail we came across a creek crossing without water. Shortly after we stopped, Redneck Kenobi and his apprentice Jim-Bob Skywalker stopped by to talk with us. We didn't stay long as the temperature was around 104 degrees in the sun.

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The rest of the day brought us many of these signs. Oh joy!
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And then we past this nice little track and really wished we had some lighter bikes and more time.
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Finally we arrived at David Crockett State Park in Lawrenceburg, TN. Another very nice State Park.
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The next morning we were up with the sun and ready to go.
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A few miles in and we cross through our first creek crossing with water.
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By mid morning we approached the second crossing. This one was slippery and didn't end so well for Travis.
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No injuries or damage, the spill was "refreshing."
The next water crossing we took a bit more cautiously.

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We then came upon the Tennessee River and got to see some houses being built on stilts at the 100 year flood line...and then laid down to rest.
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And shortly after lunch, we came across this house being built in the hills.
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The trail ended for us at Big Hill Pond State Park on the TN/MS border. We soon found out that they had no grass in the camping areas, but as it was vacant except for us, we pitch our tents on the grass in front of the shower house.

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The lake was very beautiful.
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A nice end to Tennessee.

Exile 07-09-2010 10:01 PM

Mississippi
 
The one day journey through MS started this morning. Today was filled with wildlife, dead and alive. The armadillo roadkill count is up to three. And this morning started off with a young Puma leaping across the road in front of my bike. Quite startling I assure you. After that we were confronted by many of these signs. But that didn't stop us.

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And then more water crossings.

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A stop to lower my tire pressure for the many gravel and dirt roads in MS.

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And then a little fun in a convenient mist system, or as Mike says, a "Motorcycle Carwash."

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Followed by more fun.

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This one has just recently been taken down but there is away around it.
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By late afternoon, MS started to flatten out as we approached the Mississippi River and our destination stop.

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Since the Isle of Capri Hotel was $99/room, we continued on to the Motel 6 in West Helena, just off the trail. Tomorrow begins Arkansas.

ky2008 07-09-2010 10:56 PM

:clap Looks Like fun. You guys are lucky!

Rusty Rocket 07-10-2010 09:03 AM

Subscribed

Be careful and have fun.

wayno 07-10-2010 09:34 AM

In lookin good:lurk

advfrk 07-10-2010 11:27 AM

:lurk

Off Limits 07-10-2010 03:34 PM

just the type of ride i wanna do on my dr650

Exile 07-10-2010 08:51 PM

Arkansas
 
We were up bright and early at 6 for coffee in the lounge. In spite of that, we got out on in the trail just after 8:30.
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Then it was off on the trail, with a break around 11.
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Shortly after we got back to riding, this happens.
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Tavis had ran over a big staple yesterday evening and had patched his tube at the motel. Apparently the tire had slowly been leaking. We took out the tube and couldn't find any leaks so we put it all back together while this little lizard came running through the grass next to us. And the armadillo roadkill count is up to 4.

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After we put it back together and started off again it wasn't long before we were stopping again for a different fix...

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From there we were able to make it to Beebe, AR and Arkansas Wings Cycle Center. After a very long time with the tire, they seemed to think it was glass shards in the tube making it go flat. Anyway, great service and some really great guys. Also, if you get a chance, have some BBQ at Hog Heaven down the road.

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After Tavis' bike was back together we started to get going again as a singular storm settled over the city of Beebe. As we left the city limits we got to see this.

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9 miles later we figured it was too late to get to Sam's destination so we turned around.
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Arkansas will continue in the morning.

Sourjon 07-11-2010 02:22 AM

Looking good guys! I'll be leaving on the 21st following your tracks.

John

Exile 07-13-2010 11:08 PM

Arkansas continued...
 
The next morning saw some paved roads that eventually gave way to gravel and dirt as we got into the Ozark National Forest.

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We continued to ride on through the beautiful countryside and stopped at Rita's for a homestyle buffet lunch. Rain followed but didn't last long.

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As the day waned, the rough terrain was taking its toll. Sure enough as I was leading on a very rocky switchback, the unfortunate happened.

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Going about 5 mph around the turn had some devastating effects in the rocky road. My rear tire had slid out and I went down on my right side. The crash broke my right side highway peg, dented in my skid plate, and broke my "apparently poorly welded but has survived an interstate crash at 45 mph" rack in 5 places. It broke a factory subframe mount and sheared a bolt leaving only one bolt to hold the whole thing together.

Luckily as we approached the infamous Warloop Road after limping down the mountain we came across a farmer stick welding a cattle coral. We stopped and he agree to let us take the 4 hours it took to fix the damage. He was a very friendly man who stubbornly refused payment. Thank you Dad and my high school welding class for teaching me how to stick. Don't let the pictures fool you though, Mike did most of the welding, since he was a steel worker in his past life.

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Once we finished, he told us where we could camp for the night at Shore's Lake Campground in the National Forest. The next morning started with Warloop Road after initiating the next generation ADVenture rider.

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Then it was lunch at a pizza buffet as we added some new stickers and discovered Chris' true nature...

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We continued on into Oklahoma after the big river crossing.

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We are currently two days into Oklahoma at a motel in Alva. I will post the rest of the photos at the next wifi stop.

Sourjon 07-14-2010 01:43 AM

Looking good guys! Looks like somebody came into this corner too hot and slid across it . I see skid marks in the gravel :D Be safe and have fun.

John

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achesley 07-14-2010 03:34 AM

Nice photos. Hard to believe it's been over 10 years since I bought my first maps from Sam for my solo trip in the Arkansas and Colorado sections. How much the trail has changed since then is amazing. Thanks for sharing


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