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Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,205
Posted By Doug329
Time for heading South

Thanks for sharing. Hope to get to Mexico someday...but more off-road tracks (dual-sport). I could feel the cold and wet on your way South..Not much fun for sure.
Ride Safe,
Doug :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 92,081
Posted By Doug329
Cdr

WOW....Just a super RR. We did the CDR last August, and your report made me relive what was one of our best adventures to date. Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us all.

Your writing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 168,434
Posted By Doug329
BRT files

Error-Cooled,

Thanks for the files. We are planning on riding this in
June of 2014. Will report on our ride.

Thanks,
Doug329

2009 Trans Lab Hwy
2010 TAT East Tn-OK
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,084
Posted By Doug329
Thanks again for the entertaining and informative...

Thanks again for the entertaining and informative ride report. Glad you made it safely.

Your evaluation of all your equipment was good, and not seen in ride reports as often as I should. Info....
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,084
Posted By Doug329
Tlh

Great RR and photos. We did the TLH in 2010, East to West. Only pavement then was around Churchill Falls, and the short section by the Ghost Town. Rte 510 did not exist between Goose Bay and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 57,817
Posted By Doug329
Tat

Mathew:

Your video today (reply #156) is the best I've ever seen on the TAT. It was like reliving every day again. Great shots..keep it up. I hope the full length version is available in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 57,817
Posted By Doug329
Tat

Great report...brings back fond memories. Glad you got to visit with Sam. He's one great guy and really has his heart and soul into the TAT. We all owe him a lot.

Wonderful pictures..

Keep it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,029
Posted By Doug329
Tat

Great report, super pictures. Keep them coming.
If the weather wasn't bad enough, you had to make it worse
by camping...Looking at the wet campsite under the bridge
reminds me why we motel ed it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,029
Posted By Doug329
Tat

Augiedog;

Just saw your ride report tonight, and I'm signed on for the duration. We did the TAT in 2010 & 2011. You poor guys have had some awful weather. All we had was dust, dust, and more dust....
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,162
Posted By Doug329
Thanks ezrdr55 for the RR and beautiful pictures....

Thanks ezrdr55 for the RR and beautiful pictures.
Glad the Vee did you well.
I had an 05 DL1000, loved it. Went for a 2012 Yamaha Tenere after DL. I run Dunlop 606's on both my Tenere and KLR 650...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 57,817
Posted By Doug329
Ferguson Valley gave you a good one....

Ferguson Valley gave you a good one. http://bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm

On main page, click on pass you want to check. There will be a District Ranger phone number there, call it, and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 57,817
Posted By Doug329
Re: Plates-permits etc

Ditto on what Questor said re: plates. Nothing special needed in 2010 & 2011 when we did TAT. Only in CO do they have an off-road sticker, but only needed if you are registered in CO.

Don't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 57,817
Posted By Doug329
Mohalk: Every long ride we've done (Trans...

Mohalk:

Every long ride we've done (Trans Lab Hwy-TAT (2 years), and CDR 2012). we've done starting 3rd week in August, finishing in early to mid- Sept. Yes, it's HOT on Eastern portion of TAT and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 57,817
Posted By Doug329
Mathew: I'm subscribed and ready to relive...

Mathew:

I'm subscribed and ready to relive the TAT.
Four of us did it in 2010 & 2011.
Using Sam's maps & roll charts. One of our 4 converted most to GPS routes, which we all used.

Here is a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,703
Posted By Doug329
Good morning; I'm on for the ride...We did...

Good morning;

I'm on for the ride...We did the TLH three years ago, East to West. The section between Cartwright & Goose-bay was not built yet, and we took the all night ferry ride. That alone was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 110,007
Posted By Doug329
One More DRZ

One less Harley & blaisew are both spot on with their recommendations.

Take 5 weeks, and have a cushion. We did it this past summer, starting in early August. Yes, it was warm (no HOT in places),...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,716
Posted By Doug329
TAT Colorado Section

fs650gsa,

Great RR. We did TAT OK to OR this past August...thanks for all the great memories of the best passes on the trip. I sincerely want to do the CO to OR section again...and spend a few...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,356
Posted By Doug329
Summer 2011

Jenn,

Great ride report. Thanks for sharing. Wonderful pictures, and your organization of details is exceptional. Excellent links etc.

Enjoy the D/S and ride safe,
Doug :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,865
Posted By Doug329
I'm on board

I'm on for the ride. Wed did TAT this past August...had a ball. Have fun, enjoy, but be safe...one can get hurt out there.

Doug :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,594
Posted By Doug329
Day trip report

XC Rider,

Nice day trip report. Had to look at it, to find out what the beautiful picture was of the ruins on your RR (TAT). Fort Churchill...super neat...will have to go by there next time I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,342
Posted By Doug329
A Month of Sundays....

Keep it coming...love Colorado. Did TAT this summer, and want to come back to CO and do what you're doing...just explore, explore, and explore. Great pictures.
Thanks,
Doug
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Quick trip home from Oregon

Monday 8/29/11
After all that riding, I for one, was ready to just sit back and relax for a day or two at Port Orford, but I think Brooks was a little more anxious than I to head right home.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 53,386
Posted By Doug329
xl rider TAT trip

We just finished the TAT a week ago.

I'm all signed on to follow your ride.

I still remember reading your 1st RR..and still consider you a hero for doing it SOLO, and having to walk out,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 53,386
Posted By Doug329
xl rider TAT trip

We just finished the TAT a week ago.

I'm all signed on to follow your ride.

I still remember reading your 1st RR..and still consider you a hero for doing it SOLO, and having to walk out,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
response to Mrprez & One Less Harley

One Less Harley,

Thanks for your response. Answers my question as to approximate time of "tree trimming". PS: Two BMW rider would like you to cut larger passages for those wide metal boxes...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
reply to One Less Harley, Rich & Dickosaurous

One Less Harley,

Now we know who to thank for cutting the trees. I read your R/R but never put 2 and 2 together by the time we went through there. I did realize they had been cut this summer, as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
response to Callahan

Callahan,

I almost had a heart attack...forgot I wrote those words (remember now, ie: dog at breakfast)...thought same thing you did re: hacking etc.

Thanks for looking. It was a great "ride"....
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 18 Canyonville to Port Orford 8/28/11

We think this will be our last day on the "trail", as we discuss the days plans over breakfast and load up.

The KLR is cold and stiff this clear cool morning, but I have the routine down...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 17 Silver Lake to Canyonville, OR 8/27/11

Had a pretty good sleep in the little motel. Only bad thing, no coffee in the room, or office. Market next door (same owners as motel) doesn't open for a while, I'll survive, but barely.

OK, we're...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 16 Lakeview to Silver Lake,OR 8/26/11

At 7Am, it was 50 degrees here in Lakeview. Coolest morning we'd had so far..(I'm not complaining). Saw the BMW's parked across the street at Tall-Town, so I walked over and talked with Harold,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 15 Battle Mtn to McDermitt to Lakeview,OR

Well...I had this almost all written a few days ago, and the computer crashed, and I lost everything..so here goes again;

8/25/11-Day 15. Another beautiful day weather wise. Today we would need to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Reply to LittleWan & LarryBoy

Little Wan,

Thanks for looking. Yes, we are having fun. Way to much to explore, and too little time to really do it justice. We snuk off to Crater Lake on the way to Canyonville today. Back to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 15 Battle Mountain to McDermitt,Lakeview,OR

Looks like another clear, warm, beautiful day. One of the reasons we chose late August to do this trip. (the dust is another matter, but it's better than mud, I think).

Today we need to make some...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Photo link update

I've had tons of problems with the Picasa photo album/link etc.

Because of all the problems, I opened a photo-bucket account, and have 105 photos uploaded so far. Haven't had time to label each...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 14 Eureka to Battle Mountain, NV

I think I mentioned we couldn't find a room available last night in Eureka. There were only three motels in the yellow pages, but when we got to Eureka this morning, there were a couple more motels I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
SPOT Locator information link

Just a quick note. If you want to see what we've been riding through, follow the SPOT link:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0mWdEYNZgS16BOQh0yPeMD8EiHNzlkxMP

When...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 13 Baker NV to Eureka, NV

Cool and clear this morning, as we wake at usual time of 5AM. Restaurant opens at 6AM, so about 6:45AM we walk the 100 feet to the main building, store, restaurant, and go in. Restaurant is dark....
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Paul, Thanks for the contact. I'll check out...

Paul,

Thanks for the contact. I'll check out your web site tonight. We're in Ely, NV. My next entry will explain why we are here, instead of Eureka, NV like we should be.
There are two guys (Mike...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 12 Richfield,UT to Baker, NV

It was a cool clear 55 degrees this morning in Richfield, UT. Weatherman calling for mid afternoon temps to reach mid 90s. Breakfast at Best Western about 7AM, was really good. We were packed and on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,466
Posted By Doug329
Day 11 followup

Tried to follow suggestion of KTM530Russ, and insert pictures using little icon on upper title bar, but it didn't work.

Then I forgot to add the one picture per reply it does allow, so I will add...
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