Hacking West by West: The TAT….

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Abenteuerfahrer, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. OlyRider

    OlyRider Long timer

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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. :freaky
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  2. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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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!
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  3. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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    Safe journey, looking forward to this write up, really does sound like a great adventure.
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  4. mnormand

    mnormand Been here awhile

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    Hope u have a great trip!
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  5. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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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.

    :lurk
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  6. TavisB

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  7. firebrick

    firebrick Been here awhile

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    My ural is jealous.
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  8. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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  9. redog1

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    The makings af a most excellent RR:clap
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  10. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    First thank you all for all the well wishes and support.

    Haven't gotten in photosynch just yet. But here are some that were taken on the go.

    The lonely Town of Jellico....

    Every TAT rider sleeps/eats here before taking the TAT. Not much to see. Lots of stores are closed.

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    This is the street that is about 1.5 miles out of Town and leads to the entrance of the beginning of the TAT. TAT'ers have for a decade made their right turns here.

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    It was early an early misty, foggy morning when I entered the famed paved street.

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    Within 1/2 mile the pavement ends and the gravel begins for the next 18+ miles.

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    There are a lot of stray dogs on the road. The Town of Jellico feeds these dogs via an occassional visit by the local game warden who scatters dogfood on the local grounds of the TAT. So be aware that these little critters.

    This little guy caught me unaware and came begging for some handouts.


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    One finds these in the middle of nowhere...

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    This was a great paved/gravel ride into the gravely game preserve. Saw lots of wild life: Rabbits, Deer, phesants, etc.

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    My first Tennesee water baptism...:rofl.

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    Sorry for the lackadaisial narrative and photoshoot.

    Am in Sparta, TN now nursing my "funk". Haven't been in synch about the ride and some ailments are bothering me: something behind my lower left rib cage...ahem...... the coming of age:huh?

    Cheers...
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  11. mrprez

    mrprez KJ4WMZ

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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!!!:D Ride safe.
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  12. firemedic3293

    firemedic3293 Adventurer

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    good luck! cant wait to read this, I'd love to do this one day.
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  13. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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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
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  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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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
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  15. Gunga Galunga

    Gunga Galunga Been here awhile

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    I'm in. I wish, I want, no I can't. Have a great trip hackin across the country. Add 1 more for my bucket, especially on a rig like that.
    GO MAN GO
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  16. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i'm not being funny when i say....
    i wonder how i would feel when reading this message:

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    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
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  17. Mangoes

    Mangoes Adventurer

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    We'll look forward to reading your posts as we sit with our butts in the sand and our feet in the Atlantic. Sending our love and best wishes. Have fun, stay safe. F & K
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  18. deafPOPEYE

    deafPOPEYE Adventurer

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    Hey, glad I witnessed you hitting/eating dirt early this morning. I am saddened that I wussed out but I feel inside you and have faith in you. Goooooo farther Cowboy!
    :ken
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  19. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    This sign was actually posted by a in the 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.
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  20. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Thanks Bobby for all your visit and support. Really appreciate it, but next time you gotta tag long. I'll have an announcement tomorrow on this site>
    Cheers...
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