Austin to Banff on a Tiger 800XC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ElJefeATX, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    In!

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  2. sedwards

    sedwards Adventurer

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    ElJefe,

    Would enjoy catching up with you when you get back to Austin. I've been wanting to ride my Tenere to Glacier NP and am contemplating a trip in late August/early September. Have a great trip.

    Stuart
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  3. MGB

    MGB ex. BmwDuc

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    I'm in! :D
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  4. boatpuller

    boatpuller Long timer

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    When first seeing your picture of your loaded bike I thought that you had a lot of stuff on the back of your bike. But upon closer look, that's a real tidy job of packing your gear, and it should ride the whole trip very well. It will affect your mpg at speed, not too much off the highway.

    Have a great trip; you're going to one the prettiest places in the world.
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  5. TX1911fan

    TX1911fan Adventurer

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    I'm in Austin and am considering a similar trip on my 800 Roadie. My brothers live in Alberta, so I will be meeting up with them. I'll be following this with interest.
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  6. aka Yamadog

    aka Yamadog Adventurer

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    Hey.... I'm leaving Austin in the morning. Haven't decided on a destination. Was thinking on riding towards the Three Sisters and seeing the hill country. Wasn't sure if I want to go home or on an unscheduled ride-about.
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  7. Pickup man

    Pickup man Been here awhile

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    Your bike is set up very nice, Im looking forward to this. Hope you have a great adventure to Alberta.
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  8. alekomotto

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    Interesting to see how the tiger does. Just bought the same bike.

    :lurk
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  9. sstracke

    sstracke Been here awhile

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    OK, I'm in on this.
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  10. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    Thanks for all the comments and encouragement guys. I was having a great ride today.
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    I got to Ballenger Texas and this happened.
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    I hope those pictures aren't huge. I'm on my phone.

    So I only logged 200 miles today and I'm about 300 miles off pace so 10 days in Canada now becomes nine days in Canada barring any other delays.
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  11. paturoa

    paturoa Been here awhile

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    No good about the puncture.
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  12. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    Looks like the adventure part has begun...

    I'm in.

    NFE
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  13. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    Not a goddamn thing worth seeing or doing from Lubbock to Santa Rosa.

    Here's today's excitement. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  14. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile

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    My 800XC when I went though Glacier. : 0

    Immobilizer failed. Uhaul to the rescue...

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    Safe trip!
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  15. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    In Moab now. Spectacular rides through Carson national forest, up to Pagosa Springs, Cortez to Moab the hard way. Riding into Moab was spectacular. Pics to come.
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  16. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    Did I use "spectacular"twice? I guess I did.

    Several ADV merit badges earned. Key words: moo, oh shit, and "cool".
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  17. HPTuner

    HPTuner Been here awhile

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    Great report & pics! Got your moose repellent? :D
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  18. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    Not yet. I need deer repellent right now.

    Carson national forest

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    Achievement unlocked!

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    Arches NP
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    Took an off-road excursion and met mr sand.

    No pics but...

    Achievement unlocked!
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    I had a spare. [​IMG]
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  19. ninjammin

    ninjammin T-Rexin'

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  20. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    Proper planning prevents piss poor performance.

    Two things I debated carrying and opted for at the last minute were spare tubes and spare levers. I have now needed both.

    Decided on it after gleaning the wisdom of other inmates.
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