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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-17-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By SR1
Hey guys thanks for the help. I was surprised...

Hey guys thanks for the help. I was surprised that the doc says it isnt broken. Feels awful. I'll take thw highway tomorrow and try the teail again on tue5 its gonna suck.


Lets hope i...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
There's always so much to do when we get off the...

There's always so much to do when we get off the trail... It rains so hard every day we get off the trail and try to dry our boots and everything before the next day. All the rain gear in the world...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
I think I can get some photos going now... let's...

I think I can get some photos going now... let's try it..

Prepping for the first day... from Hunt's moto campground..

http://expat.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-2014/i-XjfHz6x/0/S/IMG_1058-S.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
First day done and dusted. Started with great...

First day done and dusted. Started with great weather and did all the water crossings without incident. ..almost. on the last one we decided to chance riding it but the first rider feel halfway...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
Made it to Tellico Plains today...the trail...

Made it to Tellico Plains today...the trail starts tomorrow.

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Weather threatened all day but i stayed mostly dry. A few pics from the Cherohala and camp. .....
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
Alright...time to get rolling. Heading out about...

Alright...time to get rolling. Heading out about noon today, will rendezvous with some of the other guys in Tellico tonight.

I reckon today is going to be the "Day of the Wet." Lots of bad weather...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
I think my front end is light too... ill adjust...

I think my front end is light too... ill adjust some tonight and tomorrow morning. .. would rather not lug the tools to adjust that on the trail (long screwdriver and hammer)... but may have to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
You just copied all my good ideas for the...

You just copied all my good ideas for the bike...didn't you?

But I bet you don't have a cool chair...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
Sorry about that guys, yes, it was a test to my...

Sorry about that guys, yes, it was a test to my contacts. I'll delete it.

(if you see that after Sunday, it's SERIOUS!)


The bike is ready. All packed!! :deal Gonna take a short...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
Alright, here's what I think is my SPOT tracker...

Alright, here's what I think is my SPOT tracker URL. I'll test it sometime today.


http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=01jKFWA8GIJcERKu4OWVNiXseNe62fxKu

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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
I keep waking up at 2am or so. Today, 3 am. ...

I keep waking up at 2am or so. Today, 3 am. I'll get back to sleep in an hour or so, but until then, I'll just work on SPOT device stuff and updating this RR.

Finally got the new fuel pump in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
Inevitable setbacks...day 1 complete... I...

Inevitable setbacks...day 1 complete...

I plan to use my jet lag time to work on the bike. So, just like I planned I was up at 3am this morning and turning wrenches.

One of the first things...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
Blur.. Tellico night of the 9th....start the...

Blur.. Tellico night of the 9th....start the trail morning of the 10th.
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By SR1
A Ragtag Band of Explorers on the TAT... aka "whos' that guy?"

Many here at ADV already know me. For several years I've been "planning" to do the TAT. As a long term expat, that's a difficult thing to do. I only have a few riding buddies in the US, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,474
Posted By SR1
I'll try, please also reach out to me. I have so...

I'll try, please also reach out to me. I have so many things going on it's easy to let things slip. The last 2 weeks before the departure is crazy!
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,474
Posted By SR1
Still might connect with you on the trail. We're...

Still might connect with you on the trail. We're leaving on the 10th, barely a difference. I need to start a ride report soon....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By SR1
Thanks for posting this.

Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By SR1
I am thinking I just cannot wear them on the TAT....

I am thinking I just cannot wear them on the TAT. A 1 or 2 day ride, that's fine, I can deal with the soreness the next week. But I think if I wear them on the TAT it'll be debilitating in a week. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By SR1
Bumping this back up. I've started using other...

Bumping this back up. I've started using other shin guards without the pain. I would by far prefer to use my Asterisks. Has anyone figured out a way to do it without pain?

Just read one guy...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By SR1
I WANT to wear my Asterisk braces but my god they...

I WANT to wear my Asterisk braces but my god they hurt my shins with my MX boots on. I haven't found a solution so I'm going with regular shin guards. Sorry for the hijack...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,624
Posted By SR1
Hey dude, I sure wish I was with you on this...

Hey dude, I sure wish I was with you on this trip. I want to do it with you sometime, if you won't be bored with it.

One thing, I notice on your GS the rubber boot at the final drive is open. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,350
Posted By SR1
in!

in!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By SR1
Wow, I might have actually just fixed it. You...

Wow, I might have actually just fixed it. You guys certainly helped.

What I did:

I located all the trouble spots (there were only a few), then took the original track sections and joined them....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By SR1
Ok, I'll try to send you something tonight, but I...

Ok, I'll try to send you something tonight, but I think what you're talking about is either developing a route, or doing something off-Garmin totally, which is not what I want to do.

What I've...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-19-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By SR1
There is a distinct difference between a route...

There is a distinct difference between a route and a track. That's what's driving the whole issue, really.

Anyone willing to take a look at my files and see where it's going wrong?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By SR1
THAT is a very interesting perspective. I...

THAT is a very interesting perspective.

I have worked really freakin' hard to get tracks converted to routes, then error checked a million times (getting rid of mistakes or stuff I don't care...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-19-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By SR1
Need some help, City Nav is putting an error in my route

Trying to get the final TAT stuff organized and I had some changes to make in my routing. Now when I try to put all the separate route sections (about 35 of them) into one route (join) it works, but...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By SR1
Interesting...

Interesting...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By SR1
Thanks Grzgirl! I'll PM you. Hondo, thought...

Thanks Grzgirl! I'll PM you.

Hondo, thought about it, and still may, but my concern is that people at home don't know ADV. Hmm...maybe one...I'll contact him.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By SR1
Bigdog, very good and poignant info. Thank you.

Bigdog, very good and poignant info. Thank you.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By SR1
Need a small favor in the Rockies region...

Starting the TAT in Aug, will be going through the Rockies region in late Aug I think. Just need a few contacts for my SPOT for breakdown/emergency emails. The idea being that whoever gets an email...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By SR1
Sounds like a good answer. Thanks!

Sounds like a good answer. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By SR1
I am leaning this way. The Canon camera was a...

I am leaning this way. The Canon camera was a "surprise" purchase this year. It was regularly a $600 camera and since discontinued, went on sale for $200. It will shoot in RAW and turns out very...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By SR1
Sorry you did not read the thread. :( I am...

Sorry you did not read the thread. :( I am ambivalent about brand. I'm not ambivalent about photo quality and ease of use. I already own both cameras. They are distinctly different. I'm...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By SR1
Best use of Spot 2 messages and assist function?

Hey guys, I'm thinking about how to set my Spot 2 before I start the TAT. It has an "assist at the GPS location" and also a message button.

I would like to have some sort of "need some...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By SR1
I appreciate the concern. Really do. I think...

I appreciate the concern. Really do. I think that's why I keep going back to the Canon. It turns out high quality photos but I just don't have much money in it at all. And the thing that pushes...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By SR1
Well, those of us that have photography as a...

Well, those of us that have photography as a second hobby might not see it the same way.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By SR1
No, I don't think it's off topic, and a cheapie...

No, I don't think it's off topic, and a cheapie second camera is a good idea. But I definitely do want to take a better quality camera with me, either the Nikon or the Canon, as a primary.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By SR1
Sorry, the choice is between the two I listed. ...

Sorry, the choice is between the two I listed. Please help me keep the thread focused on that, at least for the first ten posts?
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By SR1
Which camera for TAT?

TWO CHOICES, LISTED BELOW:


I am wringing my hands with this one. Ugh!

I'll be on a WR250R, and want to carry the camera in the tankbag (GL Coyote)

I have a Nikon D5200 (possibly take the...
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