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Old 06-30-2011, 04:38 PM   #46
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Elmer,

I'm in for sure. I'm the other guy (from NC) that was with the fellow that bought your old DRZ. We did most of the eastern portion last Sep and early Oct. I think you'll do fine since you're old enough to be wise. NW Arkansas will get interesting, but other than that the hack should be fine.

Looking forward to reading your RR. Good luck and enjoy!!

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Oh, HI TOM....so how did my old DRZ do on the eastern portion? I take the Ark warning under advisement.

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:42 PM   #47
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I've not read any of the TAT ride reports, so Elmer, make sure you explain stuff as you go to us ignorants. Subscribed!
Oh, Amigo por favor...the TAT= http://www.transamtrail.com/about/


So much better explained by the above...till I explain mine someday.

Cheers....

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:45 PM   #48
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I'm subscribed. The doc has me sitting at home for a few day....so I now have a worthwhile way to spend my time!

Safe travels, Elmer. LOTS of excitement and adventure and no serious mishaps.
Howdy Oly....I hope in entertaining you but a SURPRISE is in store....?

Cheerios.....
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:48 PM   #49
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Aben, congratulations on your TAT Adventure! I must say the TAT is a spectacular way to see our beautiful country! Your sidecar rig is an awesome machine, and I wish you the best of luck! I am sure you will meet some really great fellow riders too!
Cheers!
Thanks for the wishes. Haven't seen a soul on the TAT except dog, cats, deer...and lotsa "big" bugs flyin' into my open faced helmet...eecchh! I guess most TAT'ers are shunning Tenn, Miss but doin' roostertails in Ark.

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:49 PM   #50
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Alright! Always a great ride report in store w/ Elmer on the road.

Sorry that your Fräulein will not be going along.

Safe travels.

Hola Ace, my man....si, si that is the problem...no Fraulein.....
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:53 PM   #51
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My ural is jealous.
BMW sayz= ppffff....pfui !! Nah, just kiddin' . Love Urals.........

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:57 PM   #52
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Hi Elmer, I'm glad you decided to strike out on the trail. I also see that you made the turn across the bridge! I'll be following along with you as you head west young man!!! Ride safe.
Yep...did the correct thing this time. I actually wrongly copied the route on Mapsource by accident last year. Posted the picture to get your attention in case you oogled here......you got a keen eye for details. Good luck on your ride from the left off TAT. Ride safe...God bless.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:03 PM   #53
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How do you like the handling in the gravel? Have you faced any challenges for your ride yet? Thanks for the pictures and keep on riding!!!

John
Easily handles gravel when your whole hog n' me weight 1100+ pounds, but dunno the sandy and too soft areas haven't encountered these yet.

Easily ride at 45+ mph on straight gravely roads. Most challenges have been the ascends which take a bit of body English in order for the one wheel drive to "bite". Shiftings are usually in the 2-3 gear and often times in 4th gear on straightways. I reduced my FD to 3.0-1 which makes a helluva difference. The bike chuggs like a tractor in either 1 or 2nd gear.

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Old 06-30-2011, 05:11 PM   #54
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This sign was actually posted by a middle of nowhere homeowner.

Oh, yeah...there's more... at most intersecting corners there is an array of "named" Churches pointing left and right...totally Fubar!

Makes it easy 'going' to Church, you never get lost finding a/your Church.

In another area, but failed to take a snap shot..ggrrr....There's a massive Cross within 50 yards of an also massive "Gentlemen's" Club.
hmmmmmm
ah, what an interesting part of our country
you are truly going to see AMERICANA at its most "exposed".... kudos to you for taking on this challenge
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:13 PM   #55
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In this southern TAT heat...I ride naked...no one's on the trail.
well.....
if that isn't the most classic example of.... THE DEAF TRYING NOT TO OFFEND THE BLIND
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:35 PM   #56
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the photo shoot is fine
i'm sorry about your "FUNK"
it could have been predicted... riding without sharon
i know you will have a great time
i know you have ridden alone before
the start is great
"wish i could have hacked the TAT with you
if only...."

as for that ailment....
not sure
maybe something MUSCULOSKELETAL....
but, that will only be aggravated by BOUNCING AROUND on the HACK... on the TAT
be careful, my friend
thanks for taking us along on the journey
Hmmnn....I wish you did...!
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #57
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i'm not being funny when i say....
i wonder how i would feel when reading this message:



i might actually be SCARED to read that, if ALL ALONE on the TAT
i'm not talking about YOU.... just me and my life on this earth
Oh yeah?

How about this one?



At least those folks keep the road picked up.

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Old 06-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #58
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Elmer, I'm sure Sharon wishes she was there to give you encouragement. But you've got us!!

So chin up. You'll get in the swing of things real soon. Maybe just a day or two more.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #59
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oh my....
you are right.....
this one is FAR WORSE:

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