2 keyboard commandos attempt to tackle the TAT

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by sintax, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    we roll on Thurs 0600 from LAX. :puke1 but WTH, it was cheap enough that we can buy each other some in-flight cocktails and maybe even some of those little canned weinies! :freaky

    come along man! but hey, dont forget those damned TPS reports......you got the memo right? :deal
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  2. LumpyOne

    LumpyOne Been here awhile

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    In for another EPIC TAT report! Good luck and post tons of pics. Safe travels.:lurk
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  3. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    No doubt it will be epic, just not sure if its gonna be epic good, or epic bad :D

    There will be tons of pics, no way around that one. I'm sure i'll flood this thread with tons the same pics everyone has seen for 4-5 yrs.

    Although, we do have a ton of unorthodox waypoints to checkout along the way, so be on the lookout for a few surprises.
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  4. Off Road USA

    Off Road USA Been here awhile

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    I'm IN ! Safe ride gentlemen , look forward to this one:freaky
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  5. Squeaks

    Squeaks Adventurer

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    "come along man! but hey, dont forget those damned TPS reports......you got the memo right? "



    Wait! What? We had to fill out the TPS Reports again?

    AAHHH SNAP ! ! ! ! ! !:kboom


    Subscribed.:D
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  6. Farkle_Adict

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    Thanks!!
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  7. boatpuller

    boatpuller Long timer

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    Subscribed. Good luck, and have a blast!
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  8. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    So we are current en route to TN. As expected air travel is the worst. 3 hour layovers in Chicago are not my cup of tea. I can't wait to get the bikes, some BBQ in my belly, and enjoying some southern hospitality.

    Gotta get creative in the airport while we are changing terminals.

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  9. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    Ok,

    I am in... As a fellow IT guy I expect some regular updates. Esp41 and I did daily updates. Some days it was really hard. But it sure makes your hit count go up...

    K
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  10. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    Ill tag along for the ride
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  11. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    Very cool dudes! Looking forward to following along with the action.

    I really dig your rides, I have an XRR too and its the bomb!

    The tricked out DR is off the hook! Dang!

    Ride on dudes!
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  12. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    Well so much for posting every day. I guess I have some catching up to do...

    Yesterday morning we left out hotel (Quality Inn) which was a nice place, and met up with the man, the legend, Francois of Dual Sport Touring. He took us in and let us get prepped in his shop. It did take us a lot longer to get packed and on the road then expected. It seems everything had to be re organized and moved around on the bike.

    Here are the dirt choppers right out side of Francois's

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    Here is captain AGATT

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    We got underway and headed down to check out this little windy road known as tail of the dragon... Lets just say it's all it's cracked up to be!

    It was a little hard properly enjoying that amazing of a road on a big ol dual sport with knobbies.

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    Francois mentioned that there was a way we could head west from the end of the dragon to tellico plains. We found the route and ran it all the way in. Shortly after we made our way to the motorcycle campground (www.cycleresort.com). It was a top notch joint and could only be so lucky to stay at a place like that every night. Two words.... Air conditioned showers! (Guess that's 3)

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    We met some really cool dudes rocking some vintage Nortons, and they had some family that was coming in on some Harley's from Michigan. We sat around drinking cold ones and trying to solve the worlds problems till about 1am.

    We made a late night dash onto that Mexican joint Monte Real. While its not your standard Mexican food, it was damn good for Tennessee

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  13. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    I'm gonna have to spend some time uploading pics from my camera. These are just ones from my phone. We also got to check out these amazing falls that first day too. Bald River Falls I believe. I think Vintagespeed will post up some pics soon.
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  14. vintagespeed

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    Lynchburg...well, so far we stealth camped downtown, ate leftover BBQ and woke up to rain....I should say that I woke up to rain cuz sintax is still whacking or polishing his flip flops or whatever... :roll eyes:

    YingLing is over rated, the water crossings will rot ur feet off and riding at night in deer country is scary! But hell, it's the TAT baby!

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    how about THAT for a waterfall?
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  15. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    :clap Go west young men. Safe travels.
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  16. vintagespeed

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    Long day. Rolled out of Lynchburg, saw lots of good booze. Met Lots of dogs. No hotties. :(

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    Looking forward to Shiloh and ol Miss tomorrow.
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  17. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    Looking at booze is all you can do in Lynchburg; a nice tour though. Get riding! :clap
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  18. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    Made MS, soaking wet, muddy, bee stings, almost died, suck at water crossing, Shiloh. Long day great pics riding and amazing video!

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    Tomorrows schedule? More. :)

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  19. vintagespeed

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    Peace!
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  20. vintagespeed

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    Crossed into ARkansas had some more amazing riding today. Mississippi sand? no problem, Arkansas silt beds? No problem. Casino? Big problem, wiped us both out. Someone wire us some bus fare??

    Pics from last couple days. Had no Internet last night at camp.

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    We have both been killing the tires. My 908 and Scott's 606 are both at about 50%....

    It's cuz we are so fast son! :)
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