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Old 09-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #31
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I'm in again!

Just completed the CDR with my son last month had a great time hanging out with him. Bad thing was I had to pay for everything is dad paying your way?

I did the TAT a few years back and might take him on that next year if school allows. Trust me you will have story's to share for the rest of your lives. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #32
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I take it your dad lives in BFE since he has a hughes net email address.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:02 PM   #33
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We love the father/son rides. My son and I hope to be doing this in a few years when he gets his license. Subscribed!
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:05 PM   #34
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Wow! Already on page 3 and 1000 some views and we haven't even left yet! Looks like I've got some high expectations to meet; I'll do my best to keep everyone entertained with some occasionally witty prose and what I hope will be some spectacular pictures! Took a little test ride just now to see how the bikes handled all loaded up and to test out our new Scala Riders. I decided that for this trip it would be a good investment so that dad and I could keep in contact while riding; especially to warn him of dangers on the road/trail since I'll be riding up front. The Scala riders work pretty well, but they're definitely a LINE OF SIGHT form of communication. Well that's better than nothing, and I really like the Bluetooth connectivity; I can now connect to my Iphone to listen to music & answer phone calls! Not that I would recommend answering phone calls while riding off road! Well not much to do now; dad's finishing up some final packing details. As for me, I'm counting down the seconds 'till tomorrow morning. It's kinda like being a kid and it's the day before Christmas; you're too excited to go to sleep, but you know that the sooner you do, the sooner morning will come! To pass some more time, I'll answer some of the latest posts.

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This sounds like a fun one,Id like to get out and ride this next year. No locals seem interested so far but I'll figure it out.
Don't know what you're riding experience/skill level is, but you can always do it solo! I did!

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Denis,
Lookin' forward to your TAT ride report, which of course will delay me finishing up MY report from June/July LOL
Good luck!!
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Hey there Dave! How's the new job going? Making lots of $$$? Getting ready for the next big ride?

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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, etc., then, go buy another bike, come back and finish it. THAT was an accomplishment few could do.

Doing the trip with your Dad will make this trip something special.

Good luck, and be safe out there.
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Hi Doug, just found your TAT rr; gonna read through it tonight! Yeah, my first run of the TAT was something special alright! But trust me, I don't regret 1 second of that trip, nor would I trade it for anything else! I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Glad you came back to see my second run through. And yeah, doing it with my father will make it special; we've done other motorcycle trips together, but none quite like this one.

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Don't forget the Jim Beam sitting there, too.
Have no fear, for me it's kinda like my American Express, "Never Leave Home Without It!"

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good luck XC and Mrprez. Looking forward to reading your report and reliving mine!!
Hey there Richard, it was great to meet you and your crew in Denio Junction; I enjoyed reading you RR. We'll do our best to bring back some good memories.

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wow 4 DRZ's on the trip!! Good thing not going solo! Ride within your ability it's too long of a trip to get to crazy!!
They must be like the perfect TAT bike or something!

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Been looking forward to following along on this trip for a while. May all the weather, mechanical and good luck gods be kind to you both this trip.

Hiya Zarah! I'll do my best to swing through CA on the end of this trip! It'd be great to see you and Mike again.


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Dennis, look forward to this write up. I just finished my trip from florida to washington state. Went to the miracle museum in polson from your susgestion. Awesome.
Hi there, so glad you enjoyed the Miracle museum in MT; it may be a little cooky and cheezy, but like you, I LOVED it!


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Have a great time Dennis
Hey there Leslie. Congrats on the funds you were able to raise for autism. And for the thoroughly enjoyable ride report too! Thank you for the well wishes, it'll be a blast!


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I'm in again!

Just completed the CDR with my son last month had a great time hanging out with him. Bad thing was I had to pay for everything is dad paying your way?

I did the TAT a few years back and might take him on that next year if school allows. Trust me you will have story's to share for the rest of your lives. Good luck and have fun.
Hello sir, congrats on the CDR. I had at first brought this option to my father's attention as from my research the consensus was that it was shorter and easier than the TAT. However he decided that he'd rather do the TAT since I had personal experience with this route. While he's not funding my portion of the trip, I do hope to sneak in some free meals and mooch of his occasional hotel room! After all, what are sons for!?

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I take it your dad lives in BFE since he has a hughes net email address.
Aye, that he does; not DSL out here!
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:03 PM   #35
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I'm in again!

Just completed the CDR with my son last month had a great time hanging out with him. Bad thing was I had to pay for everything is dad paying your way?

I did the TAT a few years back and might take him on that next year if school allows. Trust me you will have story's to share for the rest of your lives. Good luck and have fun.

I know exactly what you mean, but like XC rider says; "what are sons for?"

I read XC's first TAT report and will never forget it. I'm in for this one too, but I have my own CDR in 10 days.

Have fun Dad! Us other Dads are proud of you. Go mang...

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Old 09-09-2011, 07:06 AM   #36
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Have a great time Dennis
You need to send a link to your Alaska RR to the editor of Cycle World. Check out the October issue. One week test ride in Alaska and the conclusion; F800 better than Tiger because it's easier to turn off ABS
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:16 AM   #37
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You need to send a link to your Alaska RR to the editor of Cycle World. Check out the October issue. One week test ride in Alaska and the conclusion; F800 better than Tiger because it's easier to turn off ABS

No come on there was more to it than that!!! The F800 had amore off road worthy suspension.

Back tot he program......
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:36 AM   #38
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You need to send a link to your Alaska RR to the editor of Cycle World. Check out the October issue. One week test ride in Alaska and the conclusion; F800 better than Tiger because it's easier to turn off ABS
we heard that a magazine was in Dawson City after we left and a reviewer/rider thought he had turned off the abs and did not on the Tiger and wiped out. At least XC Rider doesn't have to worry about ABS on this trip right? All in good fun those fancy reviewers. You have a link to the article?
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:03 AM   #39
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Good luck on your journey. Excited to follow along.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:11 AM   #40
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Good luck on your trip!
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:15 AM   #41
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Good luck XC! Looking forward to doing yet another virtual TAT.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:15 PM   #42
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Day one is in the books! Had great weather, great roads, and great company! Camping out tonight at Rocky Fork campground ( I think) near Wytheville, VA. Caped of the day with a sumptuous feast! Tomorrow we'll be getting to Jellico and meeting up with MrPrez and our outfit will be complete.

Will provide a full update tomorrow when I have wifi. iPhones are ok, but not great for updates.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:18 PM   #43
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man I would love to be with you on this trip versus having to work! Wishing you the best weather...this is a great time of year to travel...hopefully cool nights warm says!
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #44
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I made it to Horse Pens 40 campground near Oneonta, Al. Nice place but a little noisy.

I got off to a rocky start, went out to find a leaky petcock on the gas tank. I had to drain the tank and reinstall the petcock. Still left home on time but a little grumpy. The rest of the day went well and I should be in Jellico about 4 pm or so.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:13 PM   #45
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Some day I hope to do the same trip with my son. He's 12 now so I will have to wait at least another 5 years or so....

Have fun, be safe and make some memories with your father!!!
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