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Old 06-20-2011, 04:19 AM   #1
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3 mosgiel boys go see what this TAT's all about

well 2 weeks and we're of for a couple of months mooching around and across
the 'states.
hopefully that ash cloud f@#ks of before we go
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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Where r u going , what r u riding ?????????????????????????????????
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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well 2 weeks and we're of for a couple of months mooching around and across
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hopefully that ash cloud f@#ks of before we go
I hope that it all goes smoothly for you. Looking forward to the RR. Seen your intentions over in the planning threads for some of the other guys.

It would be good if you could do a planning thread as well, from an NZ perspective (need to steal ideas & confront issues for a later trip myself).
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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I hope that it all goes smoothly for you. Looking forward to the RR. Seen your intentions over in the planning threads for some of the other guys.

It would be good if you could do a planning thread as well, from an NZ perspective (need to steal ideas & confront issues for a later trip myself).
I,ll try and chuck something Together when I get back.
Just to let you know,we bought bikes in the us .
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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Where r u going , what r u riding ?????????????????????????????????
Starting in Florida,might have a dip in the Atlantic,then have a splash in the pasific around oregon end up in La. To catch flight home
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:54 PM   #6
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Lucky lucky bugger. I want to do that trip when I grow up (or at least when the kids grow up and leave home).
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:43 AM   #7
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here's my travel'n pig, now its got a bright yellow ims tank for it ,which i believe will make it go faster
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:36 AM   #8
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Good on ya fellas for getting across the pond for a bit of mid winter adventures.
Just a quick heads up...I grew up in North Florida and as you are likely aware it will be hot when you get there. Try this on for size... your average daily temps will be 35C with 85-90% humidity. This puts your heat index around 40+
In fact the first half of the TAT will be like this so pack loads of ice water in your camelbacks every morning.
I spoke with mates in Crested Butte, Colorado yesterday (elev. 2600m) and the summer temps have finally kicked into gear up there as well.
I have ridden much of the Colorado section of the trail while lived there ten years ago and can report with absolute confidence you will be in alpine adv heaven there.

I too have talked with local friends about putting together a TAT tour at some point but all my looser friends never commit. I would attempt a solo crossing only I have trouble convincing my wife that this is possible. Besides, there is strength in numbers and I am a very social rider I would want to share that experience with some good mates.

All the best and I'll be keen to follow the RR.

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Old 06-21-2011, 03:40 AM   #9
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Great choice of weapon, we are taking two DR650s next year from Alaska to Argentina.

Nothing special but everything nice (ish)
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:21 AM   #10
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Good on ya fellas for getting across the pond for a bit of mid winter adventures.
Just a quick heads up...I grew up in North Florida and as you are likely aware it will be hot when you get there. Try this on for size... your average daily temps will be 35C with 85-90% humidity. This puts your heat index around 40+
In fact the first half of the TAT will be like this so pack loads of ice water in your camelbacks every morning.
I spoke with mates in Crested Butte, Colorado yesterday (elev. 2600m) and the summer temps have finally kicked into gear up there as well.
I have ridden much of the Colorado section of the trail while lived there ten years ago and can report with absolute confidence you will be in alpine adv heaven there.

I too have talked with local friends about putting together a TAT tour at some point but all my looser friends never commit. I would attempt a solo crossing only I have trouble convincing my wife that this is possible. Besides, there is strength in numbers and I am a very social rider I would want to share that experience with some good mates.

All the best and I'll be keen to follow the RR.

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thanks Dave,yeah i'll be sweating like the proverbial, same re. trying to get mates to commit to adventuring,
will try and post on the go,but typing aint my forte.
rather do ..
oh.. and the other two bikes are a drz400, and a muppets gonzo bike,aka klr650(nothing like having the same bikes)
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:29 AM   #11
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Great choice of weapon, we are taking two DR650s next year from Alaska to Argentina.

Nothing special but everything nice (ish)
two motos,that'l be an epic ride,how long are you planning to take to do it.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:05 PM   #12
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two motos,that'l be an epic ride,how long are you planning to take to do it.
1.5 years or more depending on our budget, we will of course be zig zagging all over the place, unsure where we will be going after Ushuaia ... will know when we leave there I guess

You guys will have a blast and yeap RR a must, take that Kiwi flag and waive it high , best for the trip bro!
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:03 AM   #13
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The Tail Of The Dragon is a must do ride , 6 bikes written off a day , 2 dead in 2 weekends when i was there , like riding a race track with a white line down the middle and bikes racing both ways .
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:30 AM   #14
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yep toddy,planned on going there,not sure about the dragons tail ,give me dirt anyday plus it'll be hard enough remembering what side of the road to ride on.

is that the same fully loaded dr you've at home?
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #15
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yep toddy,planned on going there,not sure about the dragons tail ,give me dirt anyday plus it'll be hard enough remembering what side of the road to ride on.

is that the same fully loaded dr you've at home?
The old bike is still going strong , Andi and Ellen came down a few weekends back and we took the bikes around the back of the Takitimus , Andi was impressed how well it still goes , Whos going with u ??? R they Gruvers , send me yr address and i will send u stickers . My advice on riding the right side is let some 1 else go 1st for the first week . Colorado and Utah were my off road favorites , Stay a week in Ouray and ride the Imogene , Cinnamon, Engineer, California and Black Beer Passes . The guys in the camp ground with dirt bikes said dont take the DR on the Black Beer but I just had to do it . Dumped it twice on the steps , would gear it down and do it with better rubber next time . Moab in Utah was another fav of mine , ride the Schafer Trail, Pucker Pass and the White Rim Trail , Im off to the Philippines for some more ADV riding of sorts in Aug - Sept.

Slob hav a look at this link ,

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...325844&page=47
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