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Old 03-24-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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The Lost Texan, Wanders East

I haven't found a single thing more enjoyable than travelling America by motorcycle, so tomorrow I head off to do a loop through the Eastern US. I did a 2 month ride at the end of last year through the Western states (30:Unemployed and Homeless (2 months and 10,000 miles) and I have been itching to go East ever since. These trips are my way of combining my love of riding and photography. I usually ride solo since my "plans" change constantly and I find it physically painful to pass up a good photo spot, that will be the case this time but I will be meeting friends and other riders along the way.

This time I will be heading first to my high school hometown in Hendersonville Tennessee, seeing people I haven't seen in over a decade. Then shooting down to Tellico Plains to attend the March Moto Madness which promises to be one hell of a ride. Expect a million pictures from this alone. Then I'll head North-ish as I ride through the mountains, Clingman's Dome, Grandfather Mountain, BRP, Tale of the Dragon etc.. ending up in New York then Boston and heading South. That's about as detailed as my plans ever get, I usually map out roads two days in advance and since I have the attention of a Cocker Spaniel, any dirt road I pass I usually head down till a farmer/rancher/methhead chases me off private property.

A few pictures from the last ride to wet your appetite:











Today I finalize packing and charging up all the camera gear, and tonight I stare at my ceiling like it's Christmas Eve.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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You know that I must be the first one posting here.
Love every single pix from your RR.
Awaiting for them.........
Ride safe, Ryan.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #3
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:01 AM   #4
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4 degrees this morning in the Adirondacks . Take your time getting to NY
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:05 AM   #5
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4 degrees this morning in the Adirondacks . Take your time getting to NY
Ya, I always seem to plan trips when it's cold. I'll soak it all up and use it to get through the Texas summers
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Great job on your last RR! Looking forward to following this one... Lemme know when you head west again!
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If it happens to be in your route, Plenty of room for you, gear, & bike ! Plus a shop & tools ! (Cold Beverages as well .


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Old 03-24-2014, 12:59 PM   #11
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Where is this bridge?? I will be on a much shorter Version than your trip but I will be heading East from Oklahoma in a month.... I'm hitting alot of that same stuff (including the ole dirt roads. )... When are you going north from the Dragon?
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Where is this bridge?? I will be on a much shorter Version than your trip but I will be heading East from Oklahoma in a month.... I'm hitting alot of that same stuff (including the ole dirt roads. )... When are you going north from the Dragon?

That was over the Columbia Gorge in Washington. I'll probably be on the dragon first week of April if you're in the area.
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That was over the Columbia Gorge in Washington. I'll probably be on the dragon first week of April if you're in the area.
I don't think I will be there by then. I'm leaving out of here the 26th of April.
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I don't think I will be there by then. I'm leaving out of here the 26th of April.

I'll warm it up for you then
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